1. [ verb ] poke or thrust abruptly
Synonyms: poke stab dig prod

"he jabbed his finger into her ribs"

Related terms: thrust poke_into prod dig
2. [ verb ] (boxing) strike or punch quick and short blows
Related terms: strike
3. [ noun ] a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
Synonyms: jabbing thrust poking thrusting poke

"he warned me with a jab with his finger" "he made a thrusting motion with his fist"

Related terms: gesture lunge poke
4. [ noun ] (sport,boxing) a quick short straight punch
Related terms: punch
5. [ verb ] stab or pierce
Synonyms: stab

"he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife"

Related terms: thrust goad stab
6. [ noun ] the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow
Synonyms: dig

"she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs"

Related terms: touch
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