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Definition of jab verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [transitive, intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they jab
    he / she / it jabs
    past simple jabbed
    -ing form jabbing
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  1. 1to push a pointed object into someone or something, or in the direction of someone or something, with a sudden strong movement synonym prod
  2. 2 jab somebody/something (in something) (with something) She jabbed him in the ribs with her finger. jab something in something She jabbed her finger in his ribs. jab (at somebody/something) (with something) He jabbed at the picture with his finger. The boxer jabbed at his opponent.
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