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Dictionary definition for: Jab

1. (n) a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow) "he warned me with a jab with his finger" "he made a thrusting motion with his fist"

2. (v) poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"

3. (n) a quick short straight punch

4. (v) strike or punch quick and short blows

5. (n) the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow; "she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs"

6. (v) stab or pierce; "he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife"

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