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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 ?
On account o' their blame Cath'lic superstitions," said Dan, jabbing with the bright blade.
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.
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.