Definitions of stab

  1. To give a stab; to give a mortal wound.
  2. To pierce with a pointed weapon.
  3. To wound with a pointed weapon: to wound: to injure secretly, or by falsehood or slander.
  4. To pierce with a pointed weapon; wound deeply; injure secretly.
  5. To pierce; in flict a wound.
  6. To give a stab or a mortal wound:- pr. p. stabbing; pa. t. and pa. p. stabbed.
  7. To pierce with a pointed weapon; to wound mortally with a stab; to injure secretly or by malicious falsehood.
  8. To give a sharp abrupt thrust with a pointed weapon; to injure secretly by malicious falsehoods.
  9. Stabbing.
  10. informal words for any attempt or effort; " he gave it his best shot"; " he took a stab at forecasting"
  11. a thrusting blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument; " one strong stab to the heart killed him"
  12. a sudden sharp feeling; " pangs of regret"; " she felt a stab of excitement"; " twinges of conscience"
  13. To pierce with a pointed weapon; to wound or kill by the thrust of a pointed instrument; as, to stab a man with a dagger; also, to thrust; as, to stab a dagger into a person.
  14. Fig.: To injure secretly or by malicious falsehood or slander; as, to stab a person's reputation.
  15. To give a wound with a pointed weapon; to pierce; to thrust with a pointed weapon.
  16. To wound or pain, as if with a pointed weapon.
  17. The thrust of a pointed weapon.
  18. A wound with a sharp- pointed weapon; as, to fall by the stab an assassin.
  19. Fig.: An injury inflicted covertly or suddenly; as, a stab given to character.
  20. A thrust with a sharppointed weapon; a wound so made.
  21. Stabber.
  22. A wound with a pointed weapon: an injury given secretly.
  23. A wound with a pointed weapon; treacherous injury.
  24. A thrust made with a pointed weapon; a wound made by stabbing.
  25. The thrust of a pointed weapon, or the wound; an injury given in the dark.
  26. The thrust of a pointed weapon; an injury done secretly.
  27. Stabbed.
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