[ UK /d‍ʒˈæb/ ]
[ US /ˈdʒæb/ ]
NOUN
  1. a quick short straight punch
  2. a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
    he made a thrusting motion with his fist
    he warned me with a jab with his finger
  3. the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow
    she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs
VERB
  1. stab or pierce
    he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife
  2. poke or thrust abruptly
    he jabbed his finger into her ribs
  3. strike or punch with quick and short blows
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How To Use jab In A Sentence

  • She talks to doctors and parents about the risks, finding that a number object to the jab and fear it will promote promiscuity. The Sun
  • From here, the nullah reaches the Punjab and Haryana boundary, near Shagun Hotel, where the outflow is now blocked.
  • Some may choose to wear things like the hijab, turban or kippa, but that's another story, because somehow headgear bothers a whole lot of people. Ajarat Bada: Fatwa For Tebow
  • Nowadays the word jabberwocky is used to mean nonsensical language in general. †"V Venkata Rao, Ahmedabad The Times of India
  • Jab hope in aids war AIDS patients are being given a new vaccine which could slow down the effects of the disease.
  • However, Capt Amarinder Singh had also made it clear that Act also envisaged termination of all other agreements relating to Ravi-Beas waters and to discharge Punjab government from the obligations hereunder.
  • The words heard by the party upon the staircase were the Frenchman's exclamations of horror and affright, commingled with the fiendish jabberings of the brute.
  • India has a cuisine as diverse as its contrasting climate and the Punjab is famed for its clay ovens and tandoori cooking.
  • The brain of the prizefighter does not convolve: he relies more on his "jabs" than on thoughts that burn Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 09 Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Reformers
  • Her mother Mandy, 38, has now urged all parents to have their children vaccinated with the MMR jab, which protects children against measles, mumps and rubella.
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