What is the opposite of jabs?

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Noun
Opposite of plural for a poking or thrusting motion
“As soon as I felt a pull from him, I immediately leaned back to stabilize myself.”
Noun
Opposite of plural for a short, straight punch
“He executed a perfect parry on his opponent's uppercut, and then was able to go on the offensive.”
Noun
Opposite of plural for a short, straight punch
“A dodge is a skillful way to avoid your opponent's attacks.”
Noun
Opposite of plural for a pointed and often mocking comment or criticism
“It was unusual to be on the receiving end of a compliment, but he enjoyed it very much.”
Verb
Opposite of to poke (at) something roughly or quickly
“She would touch him suggestively, but he was completely oblivious to her advances.”
Verb
Opposite of to deliver a quick punch
“Ryu would parry Ken's punches, and then counter with a flurry of his own jabs.”
Verb
Opposite of to deliver a quick punch
“Bruce was so fleet-footed, that it was near impossible for his enemies to evade his punches and kicks.”
Verb
(jab at) Opposite of to pointedly tease, mock, or make fun of someone
“Commentators and players alike would praise him for his renowned sportsmanship.”
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