Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “jab” en inglés

See all translations

jab

verb uk   /dʒæb/ (-bb-) us  
[I or T, usually + adv/prep] to push or hit something forcefully and quickly, often with a thin or sharp object: The doctor jabbed the needle into the dog's leg. Watch out! You nearly jabbed me in the eye with your umbrella! He was jabbing a finger at (= towards) them and shouting angrily. [I] to make quick forceful hits with your fist (= closed hand) when boxing [T] to kick a ball hard and quickly: He jabbed the ball into the net in the final minute of the game.

jab

noun [C] uk   /dʒæb/ us  
a quick hard push or hit: She gave me a sharp jab in the ribs with her elbow to stop me from saying any more. The boxer was floored by a punishing left jab. UK informal an injection : a flu jab You'll need some jabs if you're going to Egypt.
(Definition of jab from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de jab
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definiciones de “jab” en otros diccionarios

Palabra del día

be in/out of luck

to be able/unable to have or do what you want

Palabra del día

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Aprende más 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Aprende más