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"
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
Origin: [Cf. Job.]
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.
What does JAB stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the JAB acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
The numerical value of jab in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of jab in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of jab in a Sentence
JAB is now moving into a broader drinks business. It's interesting because the strategies are diverging a bit.
It’s his punching shoulder, not his jab shoulder, but either one you have to be able to hit with both, which means you have to be able to extend it out there.
In boxing, you have to keep your hands up in front of your face and upper torso to defend the blows, or hold them out in a defensive position, and all of that dramatically affects the rotator cuff tendons, it’s his punching shoulder, not his jab shoulder, but either one you have to be able to hit with both, which means you have to be able to extend it out there.
And anybody and her husband actually sounds pretty good together, too. That was fun; that was a good little jab at Carrie, and I love her response about Gretzky. So I think the plan is, we gotta Gretzky now to get Carrie in full gear and get her out skating. I think that’s it … so Wayne, I’m calling you out, and trust me, it’ll the the best time you’ve ever had without those stinkin’ boys. This beautiful young girl from Oklahoma, she’ll steal the show. i have a date with Carrie’s husband in Nashville to complete the duet.
Images & Illustrations of jab
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for jab
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for jab »
Find a translation for the jab definition in other languages:
Select another language: