|1.||[ verb ] poke or thrust abruptly|
|Synonyms:||jab dig stab prod|
"he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
|Related terms:||thrust poke_into prod dig|
|2.||[ verb ] search or inquire in a meddlesome way|
"This guy is always nosing around the office"
|Related terms:||search sniff_out nose|
|3.||[ noun ] (botany) tall coarse perennial American herb having small white flowers followed by blackish-red berries on long drooping racemes; young fleshy stems are edible; berries and root are poisonous|
|Synonyms:||garget scoke Phytolacca_americana pigeon_berry|
|4.||[ noun ] a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)|
|Synonyms:||jabbing jab thrust thrusting poking|
"he warned me with a jab with his finger" "he made a thrusting motion with his fist"
|Related terms:||gesture jab lunge|
|5.||[ verb ] make a hole by poking|
|Related terms:||pierce jab|
|6.||[ verb ] hit hard with the had, fist, or some heavy instrument|
"the salesman pounded the door knocker" "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"
|Related terms:||hit punch thump|
|7.||[ verb ] stir by poking|
"poke the embers in the fireplace"
|Related terms:||agitate stir poker|
|8.||[ noun ] a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases|
|Synonyms:||paper_bag sack carrier_bag|
|Related terms:||bag doggie_bag grocery_bag shopping_bag sack|
|9.||[ noun ] (boxing) a blow with the fist|
|Synonyms:||punch clout biff lick|
"I gave him a clout on his nose"
|Related terms:||blow rabbit_punch jab haymaker sucker_punch hook counterpunch boxing punch clout|