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v. jabbed, jab·bing, jabs
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.
1. To make an abrupt poking or thrusting motion: jabbed at the pickles with his fork.
2. To deliver a short straight punch.
1. A quick stab or blow.
2. Sports A short straight punch in boxing.
3. Informal A hypodermic injection.

[Variant of job.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jabbing - a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)jabbing - 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


adj (pain) punzante
References in classic literature ?
Ever Ben Bolt leaped to retaliate, but was thrown by the ten men tailed on to the rope, and, each time, even as he struck the floor on his side, Mulcachy was upon him, pounding, smashing, jabbing. His pain was exquisite, especially that of his tender nose.
For immediately he was surrounded by a crowd of girls who drew the knitting-needles from their hair and began Jabbing them at the Guardian with the sharp points dangerously near his fat cheeks and blinking eyes.
Even during my sudden flight through the air I had not once released my grip upon my long-sword, and now I ran beneath the two battling monsters, jabbing the winged terror repeatedly with its sharp point.