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Definition of "stab" []

  • To pierce or wound with or as if with a pointed weapon. (verb-transitive)
  • To plunge (a pointed weapon or instrument) into something. (verb-transitive)
  • To make a thrusting or poking motion at or into: stabbed the air with his fingers. (verb-transitive)
  • To thrust with or as if with a pointed weapon: stabbed at the food with her fork. (verb-intransitive)
  • To inflict a wound with or as if with a pointed weapon. (verb-intransitive)
  • To pierce or injure with a sharp pointed instrument (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (of a sharp pointed instrument) to pierce or wound (verb)
  • To make a thrust (at); jab (verb)
  • To inflict with a sharp pain (verb)
  • The act or an instance of stabbing (noun)
  • An injury or rift made by stabbing (noun)
  • A sudden sensation, esp an unpleasant one (noun)
  • An attempt (esp in the phrase make a stab at) (noun)

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Use "stab" in a sentence
  • "Bang went his stabbing assagai against his shield, and then _stab, stab, stab_, when he turned upon his feet as if upon a pivot, darting his weapon as if he were some fierce creature armed with"
  • "Rather than being spoken to like a kindergartner. * stab stab stab*"
  • "The Democrats will once again stab our troops in the back and vote against funding."