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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jab, jabbing, poke, poking, thrust, thrustingnoun

    a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)

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

  2. jabnoun

    a quick short straight punch

  3. dig, jabverb

    the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow

    "she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs"

  4. jab, prod, stab, poke, digverb

    poke or thrust abruptly

    "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"

  5. jabverb

    strike or punch with quick and short blows

  6. stab, jabverb

    stab or pierce

    "he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife"


  1. jabnoun

    A quick stab or blow

  2. jabnoun

    A medical injection

  3. jabnoun

    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).

  4. jabverb

    To poke or thrust abruptly, or to make such a motion.

  5. jabverb

    To deliver a quick punch.

  6. jabverb

    To give someone an injection

  7. jabnoun

    A quick stab or blow; a poking or thrusting motion.

    He tore in for the ball, make a running jab for it and held it.

  8. jabnoun

    A short straight punch.

  9. jabnoun

    A medical injection.

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

  10. jabnoun

    A vaccination, whether or not delivered via conventional injection.

  11. jabnoun

    A verbal annoyance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jabverb

    to thrust; to stab; to punch. See Job, v. t

    Etymology: [Cf. Job.]

  2. Jabnoun

    a thrust or stab

    Etymology: [Cf. Job.]


  1. Jab

    A jab is a type of punch used in the martial arts. Several variations of the jab exist, but every jab shares these characteristics: while in a fighting stance, the lead fist is thrown straight ahead and the arm is fully extended. It is an overhand punch; at the moment of impact, the pronated fist is generally held in a horizontal orientation with the palm facing the ground.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jab in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jab in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of jab in a Sentence

  1. Prafull Sakulani:

    India has seen enough fake protest like Anna movement, farmers protests etc where only its leaders got profited and promoted and found to be ministers sent mole only, so if awaken India movement really wants to fight against poisonous vaccine then demand for Cabinet ministers children first to take covid jab

  2. Prafull Sakulani:

    Instead of asking people to come on street to protest against vaccination, India awakening movement proponents have to just ask that all cabinet ministers and their children have to take covid jab first in front of 1000 locals, their video via media will not be accepted

  3. Alpesh Paleja:

    Furthermore, there are signs of operational challenges still biting, with stock levels reaching another record low and import penetration falling, disruption is being exacerbated by continued labour shortages, with many retailers reliant on younger employees currently awaiting their jab.

  4. Stanislas Duquesnoy:

    JAB is now moving into a broader drinks business. It's interesting because the strategies are diverging a bit.

  5. Prafull Sakulani:

    Many big drama are likely to unfold in this week just to instill fear for covid in public mind to promote vaccine. Prominent politicians and many public figures will be shown by media news to be tested covid positive, but they will be alright after few days only and seen partying without mask and none will be ready to take jab in public hospital in front of common men

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    the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
    • A. rateables
    • B. abdomen
    • C. substitute
    • D. integrity

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