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Synonyms for jabdʒæb

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  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, jab, 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, jab, 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, jab, 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, jab, poke, stab

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Translations for jab

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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