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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.
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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.
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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

in. to inject (drugs). (Drugs.) Jab popping is a ticket to cement city.
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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, take

take a jab at someone

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Everybody in these at-risk groups, as well as those living in long-stay care facilities, and people who receive a carer's allowance are eligible for a free NHS flu jab.
At my age, I'm taking a risk going outside of Colorado, but it's been very successful with no advertising," said the 82-year-old Jabs.
Dr Paula Grey, Liverpool's director of public health, said: "It's good that there is a high take-up for the first vaccination, but it is very important that people ensure that they do not miss out on the second jab as this provides full protection.
In North Tyneside, 96%of children aged two to 15 received their first MMR jab and 86% went back for the second.
Even if you are feeling healthy and you are in these groups you should have your flu jab from the GP.
Members of the public will be given the jab at their GP surgery.
A young girl receives one of the new cervical cancer jabs
Rahman did plenty of work with his terrric left jab.
SHOPPERS yesterday got the chance to buy a low-cost flu jab with their groceries as supermarket chain ASDA sent a team of nurses into its stores.
Jake Jabs isn't exactly tight-lipped about his secret to success.
TWO graphic case histories illustrate the suspected link between polio jabs and cancer:
Jabs of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore chaired the study, which involved investigators at 12 medical centers across the country.
announced today an unrestricted $25 million gift from Jake Jabs, president and CEO of American Furniture Warehouse, based in Denver.
Q If there is no history of bronchitis or asthma, and sensible precautions are taken isn't it better for the body to fight flu with its own defences for as long as possible rather than start the jabs ?