Jab meaning

jăb
To stab or pierce.

Jabbed the steak with a fork.

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(boxing) A short straight punch.
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A quick stab or blow.
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(sports) A short straight punch in boxing.
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To poke or thrust abruptly.

Jabbed a knife into the log.

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To poke or thrust, as with a sharp instrument.
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To punch (someone) with short straight blows.
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To make an abrupt poking or thrusting motion.

Jabbed at the pickles with his fork.

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To deliver a short straight punch.
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(informal) A hypodermic injection.
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To punch with short, straight blows.
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A quick thrust, blow, or punch.
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A quick stab or blow.
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(UK) A medical injection.

Our dog was exposed to rabies, so the whole family went to a clinic to get our jabs.

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(US, figuratively) A verbal annoyance.
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To poke or thrust abruptly, or to make such a motion.
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To deliver a quick punch.
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(slang, UK) To give someone an injection.
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Origin of jab

  • Variant of job

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition