He was in fine form, ducking and jabbing on a number of tough questions and even getting laughs on some of his wry responses.
One of those who remained said, with a jabbing finger, that mine was the argument of someone “unaware of his gender privilege.”
A burly sergeant was commanding them, and forcing back the crowd by jabbing men in the stomachs.
His arm felt as though someone were jabbing it with a knife.
He'd missed a vital point in the beast's anatomy, but was jabbing away desperately with his beak.
"Of course," said Carol, jabbing her hair pins in with startling energy.
He awoke, aware of stinging pain in his eyelids and the jabbing of a thousand needles below the surface of his skin.
He wheeled on his heels, aiming a jabbing forefinger at this man and that.
As he spoke O'Connor emphasized his remark by jabbing the muzzle of the pistol into Villamonte's ribs.
The common method of jabbing or pecking the background is objectionable.
1825, "to thrust with a point," Scottish variant of job "to strike, pierce, thrust," from Middle English jobben "to jab, thrust, peck" (late 15c.), of unknown origin, perhaps echoic. Related: Jabbed; jabbing.
1825, from jab (v.). Meaning "a punch with the fist" is from 1889. Sense of "injection with a hypodermic needle," beloved by headline writers, is from 1914.