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Definition 1: a quick short straight punch - [noun denoting act]

(jab is a kind of ...) (boxing) a blow with the fist

"I gave him a clout on his nose"

Definition 2: a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where jab or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he warned me with a jab with his finger
  • he made a thrusting motion with his fist

Synonyms for jab in the sense of this definition

(jab is a kind of ...) motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling

Definition 3: the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow - [noun denoting act]

Samples where jab or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs

Synonyms for jab in the sense of this definition

(jab is a kind of ...) the act of putting two things together with no space between them

"at his touch the room filled with lights"

Definition 4: poke or thrust abruptly - [verb of contact]

Samples where jab or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he jabbed his finger into her ribs

Synonyms for jab in the sense of this definition

(jab is a kind of ...) push forcefully

"He thrust his chin forward"

Definition 5: strike or punch with quick and short blows - [verb of contact]

(jab is a kind of ...) deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon

"The teacher struck the child" "the opponent refused to strike" "The boxer struck the attacker dead"

Definition 6: stab or pierce - [verb of contact]

Samples where jab or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife

Synonyms for jab in the sense of this definition

(jab is a kind of ...) push forcefully

"He thrust his chin forward"

(... is a kind of jab ) stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick

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