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Meaning & Definition of Stab in English

English

Stab

/stæb/

noun

1. A sudden sharp feeling

  • "Pangs of regret"
  • "She felt a stab of excitement"
  • "Twinges of conscience"
    synonym:
  • pang
  • ,
  • stab
  • ,
  • twinge

2. A strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument

  • "One strong stab to the heart killed him"
    synonym:
  • stab
  • ,
  • thrust
  • ,
  • knife thrust

3. Informal words for any attempt or effort

  • "He gave it his best shot"
  • "He took a stab at forecasting"
    synonym:
  • shot
  • ,
  • stab

verb

1. Use a knife on

  • "The victim was knifed to death"
    synonym:
  • knife
  • ,
  • stab

2. Stab or pierce

  • "He jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife"
    synonym:
  • stab
  • ,
  • jab

3. Poke or thrust abruptly

  • "He jabbed his finger into her ribs"
    synonym:
  • jab
  • ,
  • prod
  • ,
  • stab
  • ,
  • poke
  • ,
  • dig