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noun as in poke

verb as in poke


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An employee who works in a busy store or crowded office, for instance, would likely have to get a jab, while someone who mostly works by themselves might not.

From Fortune

For more than three hours on Wednesday, Democrat and Republican senators took jabs at Facebook, Twitter, and Google, saying that they disseminate misinformation, spark violence, and suppress conservative voices.

From Fortune

To put it differently, it’s why boxers lead with the jab and don’t start their fights throwing haymakers.

When the Clippers called for a post-up, Leonard routinely had the defense right where he wanted it — be it after a series of fluttering jab steps from the mid-post, or a methodical backdown that eventually concluded with him muscling through contact.

China’s Central Military Commission gave the go-ahead in June to vaccinate soldiers with a jab developed by CanSino Biologics in partnership with the Academy of Military Medical Sciences.

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Maybe you think Botox is no big deal—a quick lunchtime jab to freshen up the face?

This could be construed as a jab at Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who is actively considering both.

A little global economics-based jab alongside the political insults.

This has been the animating spirit behind Lincoln, which was read as an implicit jab at Obama.

There was the jab at a blue-haired Liza Minnelli, claiming she was a man in drag masquerading as the Oscar winning legend.

I just got out iv th' back dure in time to escape a jab in th' spine fr'm a German that I niver see befure.

If I see another one, I'll jab him with one of these knitting needles.

I still have the reach, and I was able to protect myself by a frequent use of a lightning left jab.

When I said this, I turned to jab a claw at the other priests, using the motion to cover my flicking a coin grenade toward them.

I would make fur the doctor and draw my spear back to jab it clean through him, and Watty would grab my arm.

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On this page you'll find 91 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to jab, such as: dig, punch, blow, buck, bump, and bunt.

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