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  Definition of Stab
  1. informal words for any attempt or effort; "he gave it his best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting"
  2. a thrusting blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument; "one strong stab to the heart killed him"
  3. a sudden sharp feeling; "pangs of regret"; "she felt a stab of excitement"; "twinges of conscience"
  4. poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
  5. stab or pierce; "he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife"
  6. use a knife on; "The victim was knifed to death"
Similar Words: shot, thrust, knife thrust, pang, twinge, jab, prod, poke, dig, knife

 

See Also: poke into, intrude into, meddle with, horn in

 

Hyponyms: guilt pang, goad, prick, poniard, bayonet

 

Derivational Morphology: pierce, thrust, lunge, hurl, hurtle, jab, knife, dig, jabbing, poke, poking, thrusting, prod, goad, knife thrust, stabber

 

Anagrams: Bast, bast, bats

 

 
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