jab, v. 1. poke, thrust, prod, dig, nudge, elbow, bump; tap, chuck, flick, SI.goose; stab, lunge, stroke, bayonet, plunge.
2. punch, box, swipe, rap, whack, smack, hook, cuff; belt, thump, thwack, SI.sock, SI.bash, SI.slug, SI.clip; Inf. biff, Inf. bonk, Inf. whop, Inf. plunk.
-n. 3. poke, prod, dig, nudge, thrust; tap, flick, chuck, SI.goose; lunge, stab, stroke.
4. rabbit punch, uppercut, hook, shot; rap, punch, swipe, smack, whack, thwack; cuff, belt, Inf. biff, Inf. plunk, Inf. bonk, Inf. whop; SI.sock, SI.slug, SI. bash.
jabber, v. 1. chatter, prattle, cackle, gibber, SI. gibber-jabber, jargon; babble, prate, tattle, twaddle, Brit, twattle; patter, gabble, blather, drivel; mutter, mumble, splutter, sputter; stammer, stutter; chit-chat, chitter-chatter, chaffer, bandy words; gossip, buzz, talk idly, SI.shoot the breeze, SI.gas, Inf. gab, SI. bull; palaver, clack, clatter, rattle, SI.run on or off at the mouth; gush, blab, Inf. spout; be loquacious or talkative, ramble, maunder.
-n. 2. gibberish, chatter, Jabberwocky, prattle, cackle, gibber; babble, babblement, prate, tattle, twaddle, Brit, twattle; patter, gabble, blather, drivel; jargon, gobbledegook, nonsense, hocus-pocus, mum-bo jumbo, abracadabra, open sesame; babbling, Fr. bavardage; humbug, flummery, Si.
bunk, rubbish, Inf. rot, SI.garbage, SI.horsefeathers; balderdash, hogwash, stuff and nonsense, Inf. bosh, fudge, foolishness, rigmarole or rigamarole; poppycock, Inf. fiddle-faddle, Inf. piffle, Inf. kibosh, Inf. flapdoodle; small talk, Anglo-Indian, bukh, chit-chat, chitter-chat-ter, gossip, idle talk, Inf gab, SI.bull; palaver, claptrap, SI.hot air, SI.gas.
Jabberwocky, n. nonsense, gibberish, gobbledegook. See - jabber (def. 2).
jack, n. 1. lift, lifter, booster, erector, hoist, tackle; jackscrew, pneumatic jack, hydraulic jack.
2. flag, pennant, standard, banner, banneret, streamer; colors, Latin, vexillum, ensign, merchant flag, swallowtail, pennon.
-v. 3. lift, lift up, hoist, boost, move up; heave, thrust up, rear, uprear, erect, raise; uplift, upthrust, upheave, upcast, upthrow; jerk up, hike up, pull up, pick up, haul up.
4. Informal, raise, escalate, up, inflate, push up, drive up; increase, accelerate, augment, extend, make higher.
My Account / Test History
When someone calls you, you answer the phone (or pick up the phone).
When you make a statement or some comments, we usually say the other person replies or responds.
When you ask a question, we usually say the other person answers. However, this is not 100% - reply and respond can also be used for answering a question.
When used as a noun (with a, an, the and possessive pronouns like my, your, his, her, etc.) the words answer and reply don't change - but the noun form of "respond" is response.