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Synonyms for jab
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jab, jabbing, poke, poking, thrust, thrusting(noun)

    a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)

    "he warned me with a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with his fist"

    Synonyms:
    jabbing, punch, stab, dig, drive, clout, garget, thrust, sack, driving force, carrier bag, knife thrust, slug, dawdler, lick, poke, paper bag, lagger, biff, pigeon berry, thrusting, drone, trailer, laggard, scoke, push, poking

  2. jab(noun)

    a quick short straight punch

    Synonyms:
    dig, poking, thrust, poke, jabbing, thrusting

  3. dig, jab(verb)

    the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow

    "she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs"

    Synonyms:
    barb, thrust, excavation, jabbing, slam, shot, thrusting, poking, poke, shaft, archeological site, digging, jibe, gibe, dig

  4. jab, prod, stab, poke, dig(verb)

    poke or thrust abruptly

    "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"

    Synonyms:
    compass, nose, incite, toil, pry, grind, dig, drudge, moil, dig up, poke, horn in, delve, nudge, grasp, prod, egg on, thump, cut into, knife, travail, labour, get the picture, hollow, stab, apprehend, pound, comprehend, turn over, excavate, savvy, labor, grok, intrude, poke at, dig out

  5. jab(verb)

    strike or punch with quick and short blows

    Synonyms:
    dig, prod, stab, poke

  6. stab, jab(verb)

    stab or pierce

    "he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife"

    Synonyms:
    prod, dig, knife, poke, stab

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    direct

How to use jab in a sentence?

  1. Stanislas Duquesnoy:

    JAB is now moving into a broader drinks business. It's interesting because the strategies are diverging a bit.

  2. David Teuscher:

    It’s his punching shoulder, not his jab shoulder, but either one you have to be able to hit with both, which means you have to be able to extend it out there.

  3. David Teuscher:

    In boxing, you have to keep your hands up in front of your face and upper torso to defend the blows, or hold them out in a defensive position, and all of that dramatically affects the rotator cuff tendons, it’s his punching shoulder, not his jab shoulder, but either one you have to be able to hit with both, which means you have to be able to extend it out there.

  4. Garth Brooks:

    And anybody and her husband actually sounds pretty good together, too. That was fun; that was a good little jab at Carrie, and I love her response about Gretzky. So I think the plan is, we gotta Gretzky now to get Carrie in full gear and get her out skating. I think that’s it … so Wayne, I’m calling you out, and trust me, it’ll the the best time you’ve ever had without those stinkin’ boys. This beautiful young girl from Oklahoma, she’ll steal the show. i have a date with Carrie’s husband in Nashville to complete the duet.

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Translations for jab

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  • JabGerman
  • pinchazo, golpear, golpe abruptoSpanish
  • sohaisu, tökkäistä, ruiske, tökätä, tökkäys, piikki, survaista, pistos, pisto, sohaista, pistääFinnish
  • piqueFrench
  • प्रहारHindi
  • prikDutch
  • jabNorwegian
  • pica, injeção, injecçãoPortuguese
  • джеб, толчок, удар, укол, пырнуть, пинок, ударить, пихнутьRussian
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