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Noun
A poking or thrusting motion
“I felt a jab on my shoulder, and it was my exasperated mother who had been looking for me all day.”
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A short, straight punch
“He gave his attacker a quick jab to the stomach and ran away.”
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A medical injection
“The doctor says I need a jab to cure my illness.”
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(somewhat rare) The act of stabbing something, especially with a sharp or pointed object
“Perform a jab into the pastry to create a hole for the cream filling.”
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A pointed and often mocking comment or criticism
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“The article was meant as a jab at the company's underperformance in recent years.”
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The subjection of someone or something to contemptuous and dismissive language or behavior
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A sudden quick movement
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A small hole in something such as the skin, caused by a sharp object
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An attempt or effort towards an endeavor
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To poke (at) something roughly or quickly
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“She would jab the pedestrian call button repeatedly, believing that it would result in the walk sign lighting up immediately.”
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To penetrate (something) with a pointed object
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“You can jab the marshmallow with a stick and raise it over the fire.”
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To deliver a quick punch
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“Angelo would jab his opponent with a left, before following up with a right hook.”
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(jab at) To pointedly tease, mock, or make fun of someone
“Comedians nationwide would jab at him mercilessly for his gaffe.”
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To touch or hit with a quick stroke
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Stick into
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Treat with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease
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Introduce into bloodstream by use of a needle
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Cause a tingling sensation in
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To insult or put down, especially in a spiteful way
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