Textual thesaurus for "jab"

(noun) dig

the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow

she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs

(noun) poke, poking, jabbing, 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

(verb) stab, poke, prod, dig

poke or thrust abruptly

he jabbed his finger into her ribs

(verb) stab

stab or pierce

he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife