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Plural for 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.”
Plural for a short, straight punch
“He gave his attacker a quick jab to the stomach and ran away.”
Plural for a medical injection
“The doctor says I need a jab to cure my illness.”
(somewhat rare) Plural for 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.”
Plural for a pointed and often mocking comment or criticism
“The article was meant as a jab at the company's underperformance in recent years.”
To poke (at) something roughly or quickly
“She would jab the pedestrian call button repeatedly, believing that it would result in the walk sign lighting up immediately.”
To penetrate (something) with a pointed object
“You can jab the marshmallow with a stick and raise it over the fire.”
To deliver a quick punch
“Angelo would jab his opponent with a left, before following up with a right hook.”
(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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