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English definition of “jab”

jab

verb     /dʒæb/ (-bb-)
[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.Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain [I] to make quick forceful hits with your fist (= closed hand) when boxingBoxing [T] to kick a ball hard and quickly: He jabbed the ball into the net in the final minute of the game.Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain
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