Stab Definition

stăb
stabbed, stabbing, stabs
verb
stabbed, stabbing, stabs
To pierce or wound with or as with a knife, etc.
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To thrust or plunge (a knife, etc.) into something.
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To feel like a knife stabbing.
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To make a thrust or piercing wound with or as with a knife.
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To go into in a sharp, thrusting way.
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noun
stabs
A wound made by piercing with a knife, dagger, or other pointed weapon.
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A thrust, as with a knife or dagger.
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A sudden sensation of anguish or pain.
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An attempt; a try.
Made a stab at the answer.
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idiom
stab (someone) in the back
  • To harm (someone) by treachery or betrayal of trust.
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make a stab at
  • to make an attempt at
Webster's New World
stab in the back
  • to harm (a friend, partner, etc.) by treachery
  • an act of betrayal
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Other Word Forms of Stab

Noun

Singular:
stab
Plural:
stabs

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Stab

Origin of Stab

  • Middle English stabben

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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