1jab /ˈʤæb/ verb jabs; jabbed; jab·bing
to push something sharp or hard quickly or suddenly into or toward someone or something [+ obj
] ▪ The nurse jabbed the needle into his arm. = The nurse jabbed his arm with a needle. ▪ She jabbed her elbow into my ribs. = She jabbed me in the ribs with her elbow.
] ▪ He jabbed at the other player with his hockey stick.
to be pushed quickly and suddenly into someone or a part of someone's body [+ obj
] ▪ The needle jabbed his arm.
] ▪ The needle jabbed into his arm.