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jab

  • n  a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
    he warned me with a jab with his finger
  • n  a quick short straight punch
  • n  the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow
  • v  poke or thrust abruptly
    he jabbed his finger into her ribs
  • v  strike or punch with quick and short blows
  • v  stab or pierce
    he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife

  • In the meantime, women in Tokyo will tell you that a shrill scream, coupled with a jab of an umbrella or a stiletto, is the only defense when one doesn't have room to swing a purse.
  • He throws that wicked jab and is so quick to dodge trouble.
  • His jab that the mere mention of the Vietnam analogy was demoralizing to troops and comforting to enemies seemed, ironically, to be a reminder of the 60s when protestors, not .
News & Articles

  • Microsoft berates iPad again in new Windows 8 tablet ad
    Microsoft is continuing its ad campaign comparing its various Windows 8 tablets to the iPad with a new television spot featuring the Dell XPS 10. This time around, the Redmond-based company takes a jab at the iPad’s inability to pinch-to-zoom on the home screen, as well as not having an SD card slot or do Read The Full Story
    June 14, 2013 - SlashGear
  • Who Has the Advantage with the Silencing of the Trayvon Jury?
    Four days into the most high-profile jury selection in America, the judge in the case of the killing of Trayvon Martin acknowledge how influential — and easily influenced — the 10 jurors will be, and they haven't even been picked yet. But Judge Debra Nelson ordered the deciders-in-waiting to be sequestered for the length of the trial, in a kind of side jab at the defense potentially signaling ...
    June 13, 2013 - The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News
  • Melissa McCarthy Finally Responds to Rex Reed's "Tractor-Sized" Insult
    Breaking her silence after four months, Melissa McCarthy finally responds to Rex Reed's cruel "tractor-sized" jab from his February review of Identity Thief.
    June 13, 2013 - US Weekly
Quotes

  • Floyd Mayweather Jr in USA Today
    I was really happy with my jab. I think he brought his best out tonight. He's a great small man. Don't forget, I came from a small weight class, too,said Mayweather, who began his career at junior lightweight (130). "I know when you're in...
  • Tiger Wood in SportingNews.com
    He wins all the time,Woods said of the trash-talking battle. "I'll just throw out a jab every now and then, but basically this is my home court, so it's a little easier for me. On his court, it would be a little different deal."
  • David Haye in Moscow News
    I was out in Germany to watch Wladimir Klitschko bore everybody to sleep with his jab,Haye told the BBC Sunday. "It's all done and dusted; just need to dot the i's and cross the t's."

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