Pronunciation: stăb
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Stabbed (stăbd); p. pr. & vb. n. Stabbing.]
2.Fig.: To injure secretly or by malicious falsehood or slander; as, to stab a person's reputation.
v. i.1.To give a wound with a pointed weapon; to pierce; to thrust with a pointed weapon.
2.To wound or pain, as if with a pointed weapon.
To stab at
to offer or threaten to stab; to thrust a pointed weapon at.
n.1.The thrust of a pointed weapon.
2.A wound with a sharp-pointed weapon; as, to fall by the stab of an assassin.
3.Fig.: An injury inflicted covertly or suddenly; as, a stab given to character.
Noun1.stab - a sudden sharp feeling; "pangs of regret"; "she felt a stab of excitement"; "twinges of conscience"
Synonyms: pang, twinge
2.stab - a thrusting blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument; "one strong stab to the heart killed him"
Synonyms: knife thrust, thrust
3.stab - informal words for any attempt or effort; "he gave it his best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting"
Synonyms: shot
Verb1.stab - use a knife on; "The victim was knifed to death"
Synonyms: knife
2.stab - stab or pierce; "he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife"
Synonyms: jab
3.stab - poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
Synonyms: jab, poke, prod, dig

TO STAB. To make a wound with a pointed instrument; a stab differs from a cut, (q.v.) or a wound. (q.v.) Russ. & Ry. 356; Russ. on Cr. 597; Bac. Ab. Maihem, B.

(language)STAB - A descendent of BCPL.
To dream that you have been stabbed, signifies your struggle with power. You may be experiencing feelings of inadequacy and defensiveness. Alternatively, you may be feeling betrayed as the popular phrase goes, "being stabbed in the back". To dream that you stab someone, indicates your fear of betrayal and your untrusting nature. You may be too much on the defensive.Judas kiss, abrade, abrasion, ache, acute pain, afflict, aggrieve, agonize, ail, anguish, approach, assay, attempt, auger, barb the dart, bark, bayonet, betray, betrayal, bid, bite, blemish, blind guess, bloody, bold conjecture, bore, boring pain, break, broach, bruise, burn, chafe, charley horse, check, chip, claw, concussion, conjecture, convulse, countersink, crack, crackle, cramp, cramps, craze, crick, crucify, cut, cut up, dagger, darting pain, dig, dirk, distress, double-cross, drill, drive, duplicity, effort, empierce, endeavor, essay, excruciate, experiment, feint, fester, fix, flash burn, fling, fracture, fray, frazzle, fret, fulgurant pain, gall, gambit, gash, girdle pain, give pain, gnaw, gnawing, go, gouge, gouge out, grate, grieve, grind, gripe, griping, guess, harm, harrow, hitch, hole, home thrust, honeycomb, hunch, hurt, hurt the feelings, impale, incise, incision, inflame, inflict pain, injure, injury, irritate, jab, jumping pain, kill by inches, kink, lacerate, laceration, lance, lancinating pain, lesion, lick, lunge, maim, make mincemeat of, martyr, martyrize, maul, mortal wound, move, mutilate, mutilation, needle, nip, offer, pain, pang, paroxysm, pass, penetrate, perforate, perhaps, pin, pinch, pink, plunge, plunge in, poke, poniard, pop, prick, prolong the agony, prong, punch, puncture, put to torture, rack, ram, rankle, rasp, ream, ream out, rend, rent, riddle, rip, rough guess, rub, run, run through, rupture, saber, savage, scald, scorch, scotch, scrape, scratch, scuff, second-degree burn, seizure, sell out, sharp pain, shoot, shooting, shooting pain, shot, sink, skewer, skin, slap, slash, slit, sore, spasm, speculation, spike, spit, sprain, stab wound, stabbing pain, stagger, step, stiletto, sting, stitch, strain, stroke, strong bid, surmise, swing, sword, tap, tear, tentative, third-degree burn, thrill, throes, thrust, tormen, torment, torture, transfix, transpierce, trauma, traumatize, treachery, trepan, trephine, trial, trial and error, try, tweak, twinge, twist, twist the knife, twitch, undertaking, unverified supposition, whack, whirl, wild guess, wound, wounds immedicable, wrench, wring
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