Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun jab

3 senses of jab

Sense 1
jab, jabbing, poke, poking, thrust, thrusting -- (a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow); "he warned me with a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with his fist")
       => gesture -- (motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling)

Sense 2
jab -- (a quick short straight punch)
       => punch, clout, poke, lick, biff, slug -- ((boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose")

Sense 3
dig, jab -- (the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow; "she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs")
       => touch, touching -- (the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb jab

3 senses of jab

Sense 1
jab, prod, stab, poke, dig -- (poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs")
       => thrust -- (push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward")

Sense 2
jab -- (strike or punch with quick and short blows)
       => strike -- (deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead")

Sense 3
stab, jab -- (stab or pierce; "he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife")
       => thrust -- (push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward")

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