|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|
|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|
|5.||[ verb ] stab or pierce|
"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|
"she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs"