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jab

 (jăb)
v. jabbed, jab·bing, jabs
v.tr.
1. To poke or thrust abruptly: jabbed a knife into the log.
2. To stab or pierce: jabbed the steak with a fork.
3. To punch (someone) with short straight blows.
v.intr.
1. To make an abrupt poking or thrusting motion: jabbed at the pickles with his fork.
2. To deliver a short straight punch.
n.
1. A quick stab or blow.
2. Sports A short straight punch in boxing.
3. Informal A hypodermic injection.

[Variant of job.]

jab

(dʒæb)
vb, jabs, jabbing or jabbed
1. to poke or thrust sharply
2. to strike with a quick short blow or blows
n
3. a sharp poke or stab
4. (Boxing) a quick short blow, esp (in boxing) a straight punch with the leading hand
5. (Medicine) informal an injection: polio jabs.
[C19: originally Scottish variant of job]
ˈjabbing adj
ˈjabbingly adv

jab

(dʒæb)

v. jabbed, jab•bing,
n. v.t.
1. to poke sharply or abruptly, as with an end or point:
2. to thrust abruptly: to jab an elbow into someone's ribs.
3. to punch with a quick blow.
v.i.
4. to poke or punch with quick blows.
n.
5. a poke with the end or point of something; sharp, quick thrust.
6. a short, quick punch.
[1815–25; variant, orig. Scots, of job to jab, late Middle English jobben]

jab


Past participle: jabbed
Gerund: jabbing

Imperative
jab
jab
Present
I jab
you jab
he/she/it jabs
we jab
you jab
they jab
Preterite
I jabbed
you jabbed
he/she/it jabbed
we jabbed
you jabbed
they jabbed
Present Continuous
I am jabbing
you are jabbing
he/she/it is jabbing
we are jabbing
you are jabbing
they are jabbing
Present Perfect
I have jabbed
you have jabbed
he/she/it has jabbed
we have jabbed
you have jabbed
they have jabbed
Past Continuous
I was jabbing
you were jabbing
he/she/it was jabbing
we were jabbing
you were jabbing
they were jabbing
Past Perfect
I had jabbed
you had jabbed
he/she/it had jabbed
we had jabbed
you had jabbed
they had jabbed
Future
I will jab
you will jab
he/she/it will jab
we will jab
you will jab
they will jab
Future Perfect
I will have jabbed
you will have jabbed
he/she/it will have jabbed
we will have jabbed
you will have jabbed
they will have jabbed
Future Continuous
I will be jabbing
you will be jabbing
he/she/it will be jabbing
we will be jabbing
you will be jabbing
they will be jabbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been jabbing
you have been jabbing
he/she/it has been jabbing
we have been jabbing
you have been jabbing
they have been jabbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been jabbing
you will have been jabbing
he/she/it will have been jabbing
we will have been jabbing
you will have been jabbing
they will have been jabbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been jabbing
you had been jabbing
he/she/it had been jabbing
we had been jabbing
you had been jabbing
they had been jabbing
Conditional
I would jab
you would jab
he/she/it would jab
we would jab
you would jab
they would jab
Past Conditional
I would have jabbed
you would have jabbed
he/she/it would have jabbed
we would have jabbed
you would have jabbed
they would have jabbed

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Light, straight punch by the leading arm.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jab - a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)jab - a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow); "he warned me with a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with his fist"
gesture - motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling
2.jab - a quick short straight punch
biff, punch, lick, clout, poke, slug - (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"
3.jab - the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow; "she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs"
touching, touch - the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"
Verb1.jab - poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
thrust - push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward"
2.jab - strike or punch with quick and short blows
strike - 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"
3.jab - stab or pierce; "he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife"
goad, prick - stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick
thrust - push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward"

jab

verb
1. poke, dig, punch, thrust, tap, stab, nudge, prod, lunge a needle was jabbed into the baby's arm
noun
1. poke, dig, punch, thrust, tap, stab, nudge, prod, lunge a steady supply of left jabs
2. (Brit. informal) injection, vaccine, vaccination, inoculation, shot (informal), jag (informal) painful anti-malaria jabs

jab

verb
To thrust against or into:
noun
An act of thrusting into or against, as to attract attention:
Translations
نَخْزَه، لَكْزَهوَخْزَةٌيَنْخُز، يَلْكُز
bodnoutbodnutídloubnoutinjekcešťouchnutí
puffestikstikkestøde
pisto
injekcija
stingastunga
突き
재빠른 일격
dūrisdurtismeigimas
dunkadunkātdurtgrūdiens
spruta
การแย็บ
aşıbatırmabatırmakdürtmedürtmek
mũi tiêm

jab

[dʒæb]
A. N
1. (= poke) (gen) → pinchazo m; (with elbow) → codazo m
2. (= blow) (gen) → golpe m (Boxing) → golpe m rápido
3. (= prick) → pinchazo m
4. (Brit) (Med) → inyección f
5. [of drug] → chute m
B. VT to jab sth into sthclavar algo en algo, hundir algo en algo
he jabbed the knife into the tableclavó el cuchillo en la mesa
to jab sb with one's elbowdar un codazo a algn
to jab a finger at sthseñalar algo con el dedo
he jabbed a gun in my backme puso un revólver en los riñones
I jabbed the knife in my armme pinché el brazo con el cuchillo
he jabbed me with his stickme golpeó con la punta de su bastón
C. VI to jab at [+ person] → intentar golpear a; [+ fire] → atizar
to jab at sb with a knifetratar de acuchillar a algn
he jabbed at the map with a fingerdio con el dedo en el mapa

jab

[ˈdʒæb]
vt
(= stab) to jab sb with sth → donner un coup de qch à qn
to jab sb in the eye → donner à qn un coup dans l'œil
to jab at sb with sth → donner un coup à qn avec qch
to jab sth into sth → enfoncer qch dans qch, planter qch dans qch
to jab sth into sb → enfoncer qch dans qn
(= point) → pointer
to jab one's finger at sb → pointer qn du doigt
n
(= blow) → coup m
(British) (= injection) → piqûre f
to have a jab → se faire faire une piqûre
to have a flu jab → se faire vacciner contre la grippe
to give sb a jab → vacciner qn

jab

vt
(with stick, elbow etc) → stoßen; (with knife) → stechen, stoßen; she jabbed the jellyfish with a sticksie pik(s)te mit einem Stock in die Qualle (hinein) (inf); he jabbed his finger at the maper tippte mit dem Finger auf die Karte; a sharp jabbing painein scharfer, stechender Schmerz
(Brit inf: = give injection to) → eine Spritze geben (+dat)or verpassen (+dat) (inf)
vistoßen (at sb with sth mit etw nach jdm); (Boxing) → eine (kurze) Gerade schlagen (→ at auf +acc)
n
(with stick, elbow) → Stoß m; (with needle, knife) → Stich m; he gave the jellyfish a jab with a sticker stieß or pik(s)te (inf)mit einem Stock in die Qualle (hinein); he got a nasty jab in the eye when she opened her umbrellasie stach ihn ins Auge, als sie den Regenschirm öffnete
(Brit inf: = injection) → Spritze f
(Boxing) → (kurze) Gerade

jab

[dʒæb]
1. n (poke) → colpo (di punta) (Boxing) → diretto (fam) (injection) → puntura
2. vt to jab sth intoconficcare qc in
to jab a finger at sb → puntare un dito contro qn
3. vi to jab atdare colpi a

jab

(dʒӕb) past tense, past participle jabbed verb
to poke or prod. He jabbed me in the ribs with his elbow; She jabbed the needle into her finger.
noun
a sudden hard poke or prod. He gave me a jab with his finger; a jab of pain.

jab

وَخْزَةٌ injekce støde Stoß τσίμπημα pinchazo pisto piqûre injekcija vaccinazione 突き 재빠른 일격 prik stikk szczepienie injeção, soco прививка spruta การแย็บ aşı mũi tiêm 刺戳

jab

n. pinchazo, punzada; golpe corto;
v. pinchar; dar golpes cortos.
References in classic literature ?
He looked at her neck and thought how he would like to jab it with the knife he had for his muffin.
And pound he did, on the nose with the butt of the whip, and jab he did, with the iron fork to the ribs.
I gave him a good jab in the back with my umbrella when he came near me, and it sobered him up until they got the casket out of the house.
Therefore he whacked the old nigger mercilessly, while a big crowd of his people watched him, thunderstruck, till some man,--I was told the chief's son,--in despera- tion at hearing the old chap yell, made a tentative jab with a spear at the white man--and of course it went quite easy between the shoulder-blades.
If it didn't get you with the left jab, it landed on you with the right upper-cut.
He flour- ished, in his trembling hand, on the end of a fore- arm no thicker than a walking-stick, a shining pair of scissors which he tried before my very eyes to jab at his throat.
There was naught for Paul of Merely to do but draw his own weapon, in self-defense, for the sharp point of the boy's sword was flashing in and out against his unprotected body, inflicting painful little jabs, and the boy's tongue was murmuring low-toned taunts and insults as it invited him to draw and defend himself or be stuck "like the English pig you are.
Fosh-bal-soj displayed little of the cowardice of those that had attacked Bradley in the alleyway, but that may have been because he had so slight opportunity, for Bradley had him by the throat before he could utter a cry and with his right hand struck him heavily and repeatedly upon his face and over his heart--ugly, smashing, short-arm jabs of the sort that take the fight out of a man in quick time.
she muttered jerkily, punctuating her words with murderous jabs of her pointed cleaning-stick.
Patients eligible for the jab for free and those who have to pay can get the service at Superdrug pharmacies and nurse clinics.
Figures revealed fewer than half of the city's mums-to-be took up the offer of a free flu jab last year.