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  • v. Present participle of jab.
  • n. A motion or gesture that jabs; a jab.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)


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  • And I could not get over the idea of jabbing a needle so deeply and blindly into someone's chest.


  • Eventually bored, Covalt struck back, his sword jabbing at his opponent's exposed chest.

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  • He smiled again, squinting and tossing his head left and right in short, jabbing motions.

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  • Others, such as jabbing her repeatedly with a pin, he did not.

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  • "See here," he continued, "jabbing," with great noise and force the compasses with which he was measuring off our position, into the chart, as if that was in fault, while Fosset and O'Neil laughed.

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  • I saw the foremost swimmers struck upon the head, or pushed away by violent "jabbing" from the oars and handspikes.

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  • York threw his body at the man, his sword jabbing at the man’s torso.

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  • The researchers also used measurements from a 2003 study to estimate the impact of using a thrusted rather than thrown spear, the kind of jabbing that Neandertals are thought to have employed.

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  • "I married your mother," he'd add unnecessarily, jabbing a thumb in the direction of his wife of more than half a century.

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  • What they'd found instead was a different small dinosaur, a carnivore with "steak knife-like teeth for jabbing into meat" that could run about 20 miles per hour, says Sereno.

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