take a jab at

Definition of take a jab at

  1. :  to criticize In his speech, he took a jab at the senator.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

    :  a distinct treatment or variation

    :  an act or the action of taking: such as

  1. :  to pierce with or as if with a sharp object :  stab

    :  to poke quickly or abruptly :  thrust

    :  to strike with a short straight blow

  1. :  an act of jabbing

    :  a short straight boxing punch delivered with the leading hand

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