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Jabbing   /dʒˈæbɪŋ/   Listen
Jabbing

noun
1.
A sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow).  Synonyms: jab, poke, poking, thrust, thrusting.  "He made a thrusting motion with his fist"






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"Jabbing" Quotes from Famous Books



... with triumph as I felt the hold of the Selenite resist my pull for a moment and give, and then I was jabbing down through the bars, amidst squeals from the darkness, and Cavor had snapped off the other spear, and was leaping and flourishing it beside me, and making inefficient jabs. Clang, clang, came up through the grating, ...
— The First Men In The Moon • H. G. Wells

... not. "I fancy," he continued monotonously, "I see you now, a long needle-pointed spear in your hands, jabbing back the poor sinners who tried to ...
— Ben Blair - The Story of a Plainsman • Will Lillibridge

... hand, holding an open book, descended out of the dim space behind him. It came to him, as by an inspiration, that the book was being offered for his use in some mysterious connection. He grasped it gingerly, and his friend the motorman, jabbing at the text with a scarlet hand, whispered raucously: "'S what they're singin'." But the singers had traveled far before the young man was able ...
— Queed • Henry Sydnor Harrison

... did it he did not know afterward. His arm felt as though someone were jabbing it with a knife. He gritted his teeth harder and harder, and stuck it out. But oh! what a relief it was when the umpire, as the third batter finished ...
— Baseball Joe in the Big League - or, A Young Pitcher's Hardest Struggles • Lester Chadwick



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