jab

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Noun[edit]

jab (plural jabs)

  1. A quick stab or blow
  2. (boxing) A short straight punch.
    • 2011 December 18, Ben Dirs, “Carl Froch outclassed by dazzling Andre Ward”, BBC Sport:
      American Ward was too quick and too slick for his British rival, landing at will with razor sharp jabs and hooks and even bullying Froch at times.
  3. (UK) A medical injection.
    Our dog was exposed to rabies, so the whole family went to a clinic to get our jabs.
  4. (US, figuratively) A verbal annoyance.

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Verb[edit]

jab (third-person singular simple present jabs, present participle jabbing, simple past and past participle jabbed)

  1. To poke or thrust abruptly, or to make such a motion.
  2. To deliver a quick punch.
  3. (slang, UK) To give someone an injection

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Noun[edit]

jab m (invariable)

  1. jab (boxing punch)

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Rafsi[edit]

jab

  1. rafsi of janbe.