jabbed jabbed  /ˈdʒæbd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
  2. (n) a quick short straight punch
  3. (n) the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow
  4. (v) poke or thrust abruptly
  5. (v) strike or punch with quick and short blows
  6. (v) stab or pierce

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Offense: For most of the evening, he firmly jabbed at McCain on some of his recent statements, but without much impact.
  2. Strutting among the prisoners, the sheriff's deputies punched, jabbed, clubbed and verbally terrorized their captives.
  3. A few of the 400 captured survivors were shown on TV, while commentators jabbed jubilant questions at them.

News

  • St. Tammany coroner's lawsuit paints him as visionary who modernized office

    After employing a rope-a-dope strategy to the mounting criticism of his spending and management practices, St. Tammany Parish Coroner Peter Galvan jabbed back last week with a lawsuit to thwart the state Legislature's move to give parish government control of...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

Quotes

  1. "I just came off aggressive," Foye said. "Yi was on me, he tried to give me a little bit of pressure. I just jabbed at him a little bit, he backed up and I pulled up for the jumper."
    on Feb 28, 2010 By: Randy Foye Source: TSN

  2. "I just remember those great stories and pictures of Brisbane going in and having half their team jabbed up to survive a finals series and winning the premiership," Worsfold said. "Every week you take into account the level of fitness of...
    on Sep 12, 2007 By: John Worsfold Source: The West Australian

  3. "This was like someone jabbed you," said Thome, speaking in front of his locker after the team's fifth victory in 10 home games this season. "So, it was a different feeling in that way."
    on Apr 27, 2007 By: Jim Thome Source: Chicago White Sox

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