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jab in

1. To poke, stab, or thrust something into something else. A noun or pronoun can be used between "jab" and "in." Don't just jab in the USB drive—you might break it! I can't believe the doctor just jabbed the needle in my arm like that!
2. To poke, punch, or stab someone in a particular part of their body. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is always used between "jab" and "in." She jabbed the criminal in the arm with a steak knife. The boxer jabbed his opponent in the gut.
See also: jab

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.
See also: jab