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jab

1jab

verb \ˈjab\

: to push something sharp or hard quickly or suddenly into or toward someone or something

: to be pushed quickly and suddenly into someone or a part of someone's body

jabbedjab·bing

Full Definition of JAB

transitive verb
1
a :  to pierce with or as if with a sharp object :  stab
b :  to poke quickly or abruptly :  thrust
2
:  to strike with a short straight blow
intransitive verb
1
:  to make quick or abrupt thrusts with a sharp object
2
:  to strike a person with a short straight blow

Origin of JAB

alteration of job to strike
First Known Use: 1827

Rhymes with JAB

2jab

noun

: a quick or sudden hit with something sharp or hard

boxing : a short, straight punch

: an injection of something (such as medicine) into your body with a needle

Full Definition of JAB

:  an act of jabbing; especially :  a short straight boxing punch delivered with the leading hand

First Known Use of JAB

1872

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