give a jab
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give a jab
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to poke)
a. dar un pinchazo
My brother gave me a jab and said "don't ruin the surprise!"Mi hermano me dio un pinchazo y me dijo "¡no arruines la sorpresa!".
b. dar un codazo (with the elbow)
It's the guy in front of you's turn. Give him a jab to remind him.Le toca al chico antes de ti en la fila. Dale un codazo para recordarle.
2. (to hit)
a. dar un golpe
The boxer gave his opponent a jab.El boxeador le dio un golpe a su oponente.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to tease)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. burlarse
My brother gave me a jab in his best man's speech.Mi hermano se burló de mí en su discurso de padrino.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to give an injection) (United Kingdom)
a. poner una inyección
I don't want to go to the doctor if he's going to give me a jab.No quiero ir al médico si me da a poner una inyección.
b. pinchar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The dog is afraid of going to the vet because he knows she'll give him a jab.El perro tiene miedo de ir a la veterinaria porque sabe que lo va a pinchar.
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