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British English: /dʒab/
American English: /dʒæb/

Translation of jab in German:

transitive verb -bb-

  • 1
    (poke roughly) stoßen
    he jabbed my arm with his finger
    er pikste mir mit dem Finger in den Arm
    he jabbed his elbow into my side
    er stieß mir den Ellbogen in die Seite
  • 2
    (stab) stechen
    he jabbed the needle into my leg
    er stach mir mit der Nadel ins Bein

intransitive verb -bb-

  • jab at somebody [with something]
    auf jemanden [mit etwas] einhauen
    (stab at) auf jemanden [mit etwas] einstechen


  • 1 (abrupt blow)
    Schlag, der
    (with stick, elbow)
    Stoß, der
    (with needle)
    Stich, der
    (in boxing)
    Jab, der
    give somebody a jab
    jemandem einen Schlag/Stoß/Stich versetzen
  • 2 (British English) [colloquial]
    (hypodermic injection) Spritze, die
    give somebody/oneself a jab
    jemandem/sich eine Spritze verpassen [colloquial]
    have you had your cholera jabs yet?
    bist du schon gegen Cholera geimpft worden?

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