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tr.v. back·stabbed, back·stab·bing, back·stabs
To disparage or criticize (someone), usually when that person is absent.

back′stab′ber n.


vb (tr)
to attack in a deceitful manner
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Backstabbing is complaining about a person to someone other than the person.
c mon who doesn't get emotional whn u know the person who u worship is a backstabbing person," he wrote on his Twitter handle @ sreesanth36 during the course of his tirade.
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ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- A coffee shop customer backstabbing a tea-maker in Istanbul's Anatolian side district of E[pounds sterling]skE-dar was captured second by second on a CCTV camera early in the morning on Sunday.