jab

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jab

1. a quick short blow, esp (in boxing) a straight punch with the leading hand
2. Informal an injection
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Again the chair was rapped, his nose was lashed, his ribs were jabbed, and he was forced by pain toward the chair.
If I could have done as I did with the hats -- stood them both up together, shut my eyes, and jabbed with a hatpin -- it would have been quite easy.
Jim he never let on but what it was only just a piece of rock or something like that that's always getting into bread, you know; but after that he never bit into nothing but what he jabbed his fork into it in three or four places first.