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stab

stab

pronunciation:
staeb
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
take a stab at
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: stabbed, stabbing, stabs
definition 1: to pierce or wound with or as if with a pointed implement, esp. a knife.
synonyms:
cut, gash, knife, pierce, puncture, spear, stick
similar words:
bayonet, gore, gouge, impale, jab, lance, perforate, prick, slash, spike, strike, transfix
definition 2: to thrust (a pointed implement or the like) at or into someone or something.
synonyms:
poke, stick
similar words:
brandish, thrust
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to thrust with or as if with a pointed implement, esp. a knife.
synonyms:
poke, slash, thrust
similar words:
lunge, spear
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of stabbing.
synonyms:
stick
definition 2: a wound made by stabbing.
synonyms:
gash, gouge, slash
definition 3: a sudden sharp pain or pang.
a stab of conscience
synonyms:
pang, prick
similar words:
twinge
phrase: take a stab at
derivation: stabber (n.)
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