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big jab

slang A lethal injection of drugs, as administered to someone who has been sentenced to death. After the horrific crimes that guy's committed, he needs to get the big jab.
See also: big, jab

have a jab at (someone or something)

To make a teasing, sarcastic, or insulting remark, gibe, or criticism at someone's or something's expense. I'm really not trying to have a jab at you. I'm just trying to give you some constructive feedback. He's really nice to me when we hang out by ourselves, but he always starts having jabs at me when we're around his other friends. I can speak the language very well, but they still can't resist having a jab at my accent.
See also: have, jab

take a jab at (someone or something)

To make a mocking, sarcastic, insulting remark or criticism at someone's or something's expense. The senator continued taking jabs at his opponent's record throughout the debate. I'm really not trying to take a jab at you. I'm just trying to give you some constructive feedback. I can speak the language very well, but they still can't resist taking a jab at my accent.
See also: jab, take

jab at someone or something

to poke or punch at someone or something. Tom jabbed at Fred. Don't jab at the cat!
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jab someone in something

to poke someone in a particular location on the body. Fred jabbed Tom in the side. He jabbed himself in the hand.
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jab someone with something

to poke or stick someone with something. He jabbed Henry with the rake handle on purpose. The mugger jabbed the victim with a knife.
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jab something at someone or something

to poke someone or something with something. Tom jabbed the stick at the dog. I jabbed my fist at Walter.
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jab something into something

 and jab something in
to stab something into something. Billy jabbed his spoon into the gelatin. He jabbed in his spoon. He jabbed it in.
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jab something out

to thrust something out. Molly jabbed her fist out suddenly. She jabbed out her fist.
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take a dig at someone

 and take a jab at someone; take digs at someone
Fig. to insult or pester someone. Why did you take a jab at Sam? You're always taking digs at people who think they're your friends. Jane is always taking digs at Bob, but she never really means any harm.
See also: dig, take

take a jab at someone

 and take a punch at someone 
1. to hit at someone; to poke someone. Max took a jab at Lefty and missed. Lefty took a punch at Max.
2. Go to take a dig at someone.
See also: jab, take

big jab

n. a lethal injection used to carry out a death sentence. (Journalistic.) Nearly 59 prisoners got the big jab in Texas this year.
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jab pop

(ˈdʒæbˈpɑp)
in. to inject (drugs). (Drugs.) Jab popping is a ticket to cement city.
See also: jab, pop

take a dig at someone

and take a jab at someone
tv. to insult or needle someone. You’re always taking digs at people who think they’re your friends. Jed took a jab at Tom about the way he was driving.
See also: dig, someone, take

take a jab at someone

verb
See also: jab, someone, take
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Those aged 12 to 13 (Year 8) will receive the jab in a programme costing up to pounds 100 million a year in England.
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Jackie Fletcher, of the pressure group JABS, which represents vaccine-damaged children, said: "The Department of Health and the manufacturers are doing everything they can to stop single vaccinations.
Not one to mince words, Jabs said, "If you're buying something that's really selling well, you're going to look for something similar at a lower price.
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Free NHS flu jabs are only available to those in risk groups.