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  • nounpoke
  • verbpoke

synonyms for jab

  • dig
  • punch
  • blow
  • buck
  • bump
  • bunt
  • hit
  • jog
  • lunge
  • nudge
  • prod
  • push
  • stab
  • tap
  • thrust
See also synonyms for: jabbed
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How to use jab in a sentence

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.
CAN YOUR BOSS MAKE YOU GET A COVID VACCINE? PROBABLYJEFFNOVEMBER 29, 2020FORTUNE
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.
4 KEY MOMENTS FROM THE SENATE’S SHOWDOWN WITH BIG TECH CEOSDANIELLE ABRILOCTOBER 28, 2020FORTUNE
To put it differently, it’s why boxers lead with the jab and don’t start their fights throwing haymakers.
THE HEAT TOOK A PAGE FROM THE LAKERS’ PLAYBOOKMICHAEL PINAOCTOBER 6, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
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.
IF KAWHI TURNS HIS BACK TO THE BASKET, WATCH OUTMICHAEL PINASEPTEMBER 3, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
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.
CHINA HAS BEEN VACCINATING KEY WORKERS WITH UNAPPROVED COVID-19 VACCINES FOR WEEKSEAMONBARRETTAUGUST 24, 2020FORTUNE
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.
MR. DOOLEY SAYSFINLEY DUNNE
If I see another one, I'll jab him with one of these knitting needles.
TOM SLADE WITH THE COLORSPERCY K. FITZHUGH
I still have the reach, and I was able to protect myself by a frequent use of a lightning left jab.
SEEING THINGS AT NIGHTHEYWOOD BROUN
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.
THE REPAIRMANHARRY HARRISON
I would make fur the doctor and draw my spear back to jab it clean through him, and Watty would grab my arm.
DANNY'S OWN STORYDON MARQUIS
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