take a jab at

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of take a jab at

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : to seize or capture physically

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

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

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

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

  2. : to poke quickly or abruptly : thrust

  3. : to strike with a short straight blow

  1. : an act of jabbing

  2. : a pointed and often mocking comment or criticism


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