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English definition of “jab”

jab

verb [I/T]    /dʒæb/ (-bb-)
to push at something hard and quickly with a finger or a thin, pointed object: [T] I jabbed my finger on the needle. [I] He jabbed at his food with his fork. To jab is also to hit someone hard and quickly with a tightly closed hand. jab    /dʒæb/ noun [C] He gave his opponent a quick jab in the ribs.
(Definition of jab verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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