Definitions for jabdʒæb
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
jabdʒæb(v.; n.)jabbed, jab•bing
(v.t.)to poke sharply or abruptly, as with an end or point:
to thrust abruptly:
to jab an elbow into someone's ribs.
to punch with a quick blow.
(v.i.)to poke or punch with quick blows.
(n.)a poke with the end or point of something; sharp, quick thrust.
a short, quick punch.
Origin of jab:
1815–25; var., orig. Scots, of job to jab, late ME jobben
jab, jabbing, poke, poking, thrust, thrusting(noun)
a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
"he warned me with a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with his fist"
a quick short straight punch
the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow
"she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs"
jab, prod, stab, poke, dig(verb)
poke or thrust abruptly
"he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
strike or punch with quick and short blows
stab or pierce
"he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to poke sharply
He jabbed her in the side with his elbow.
A quick stab or blow
, a short straight punch (wikipedia:Jab)
A medical injection
In American English, the word jab is also used when someone is bothering someone else, what is commonly known as verbal jabs. "Don't throw jabs at me" and "Quit jabbing!" are popular sayings. This may be because the verbal annoyances are not substantial attacks, and are similar to a boxing jab in that they are only annoying (not a knockout blow).
To poke or thrust abruptly, or to make such a motion.
To deliver a quick punch.
To give someone an injection
to thrust; to stab; to punch. See Job, v. t
a thrust or stab
Translations for jab
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a sudden hard poke or prod
He gave me a jab with his finger; a jab of pain.
- نَخْزَه، لَكْزَهArabic
- espetadaPortuguese (BR)
- šťouchnutí, bodnutíCzech
- der Stich, der StoßGerman
- χτύπημα, τρύπημαGreek
- golpe, pinchazoSpanish
- ضربه تند و کوتاهFarsi
- भोंक, धक्काHindi
- sodokan, tusukanIndonesian
- 심하게 찌르기Korean
- dūris, smeigimasLithuanian
- dunka; grūdiensLatvian
- dytt, stikkNorwegian
- dźgnięcie, ukłuciePolish
- ضربه تند و کوتاهPersian
- тычок, уколRussian
- štuchnutie; pichnutieSlovak
- slag, stöt, stickSwedish
- dürtme, batırmaTurkish
- 猛刺，猛捅Chinese (Trad.)
- поштовх, стусанUkrainian
- مکّے یا کسی نوکدار ہتھیار کا وارUrdu
- cú thọc mạnhVietnamese
- 猛刺，戳Chinese (Simp.)
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