jab

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Synonyms for jab

Synonyms for jab

to thrust against or into

an act of thrusting into or against, as to attract attention

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a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)

a quick short straight punch

the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow

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poke or thrust abruptly

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strike or punch with quick and short blows

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stab or pierce

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Once more he was swung into position by his tail, jabbed in the chest, and lowered suddenly on the run--but so suddenly, with a frantic twist of his body on his part, that he fell violently across the chair on his belly.
For the day came when Mulcachy rapped the chair with his whip-butt, when the attendant through the bars jabbed the iron fork into Ben Bolt's ribs, and when Ben Bolt, anything but royal, slinking like a beaten alley-cat, in pitiable terror, crawled over to the chair and sat down in it like a man.
The ape-man jabbed him with the spear and Schneider slid fearfully over the top and began the perilous descent.
He slipped Tom, he side-stepped Tom, he jabbed Tom; he did everything to Tom that a trained boxer can do to a reckless novice, except knock the fight out of him, until presently, through the sheer labour of hitting, he, too, grew weary.