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stab

stab

pronunciation:
staeb
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
take a stab at
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part of speech: verb
inflections: stabbed, stabbing, stabs
definition 1: to pierce or wound with or as if with a pointed object.
I stabbed myself with a fork.
synonyms:
cut, knife, pierce, spear, stick
similar words:
gouge, jab, lance, perforate, prick, slash, spike, strike
definition 2: to thrust at or into.
The nurse stabbed the needle into my arm.
synonyms:
poke, stick
similar words:
thrust
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of stabbing.
definition 2: a sudden sharp pain or pang.
I felt a stab of pain when the doctor put the needle in my arm.
synonyms:
pang
similar words:
twinge
phrase: take a stab at
derivation: stabber (n.)
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