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{n: dig, jab} the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow
"she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs"



{n: jab, jabbing, poke, poking, thrust, thrusting} a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
"he warned me with a jab with his finger"
"he made a thrusting motion with his fist"

{n: jab} a quick short straight punch

{n: left, left hand} the hand that is on the left side of the body
"jab with your left"

{n: poke check} knocking the puck away by jabbing at it with the hockey stick

{v: jab, prod, stab, poke, dig} poke or thrust abruptly
"he jabbed his finger into her ribs"

{v: jab} strike or punch quick and short blows

{v: stab, jab} stab or pierce
"he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife"


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