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stab

 (stăb)
v. stabbed, stab·bing, stabs
v.tr.
1. To pierce or wound with or as if with a pointed weapon.
2. To plunge (a pointed weapon or instrument) into something.
3. To make a thrusting or poking motion at or into: stabbed the air with his fingers.
v.intr.
1. To thrust with or as if with a pointed weapon: stabbed at the food with her fork.
2. To inflict a wound with or as if with a pointed weapon.
n.
1. A thrust with a pointed weapon or instrument.
2. A wound inflicted with or as if with a pointed weapon.
3. A sudden piercing pain.
4. An attempt; a try: made a stab at the answer.
Idiom:
stab (someone) in the back
To harm (someone) by treachery or betrayal of trust.

[Middle English stabben.]

stab′ber n.

stab

(stæb)
vb, stabs, stabbing or stabbed
1. (tr) to pierce or injure with a sharp pointed instrument
2. (tr) (of a sharp pointed instrument) to pierce or wound: the knife stabbed her hand.
3. (when: intr, often foll by at) to make a thrust (at); jab: he stabbed at the doorway.
4. (tr) to inflict with a sharp pain
5. stab in the back
a. (verb) to do damage to the reputation of (a person, esp a friend) in a surreptitious way
b. (noun) a treacherous action or remark that causes the downfall of or injury to a person
n
6. the act or an instance of stabbing
7. an injury or rift made by stabbing
8. a sudden sensation, esp an unpleasant one: a stab of pity.
9. informal an attempt (esp in the phrase make a stab at)
[C14: from stabbe stab wound; probably related to Middle English stob stick]
ˈstabber n

stab

(stæb)

v. stabbed, stab•bing,
n. v.t.
1. to pierce or wound with or as if with a pointed weapon.
2. to thrust or plunge (a knife, pointed weapon, etc.) into something.
3. to make a jabbing or thrusting motion at or in.
v.i.
4. to thrust with or as if with a knife or other pointed weapon.
5. to deliver a wound, as with a pointed weapon.
n.
6. the act of stabbing.
7. a thrust or blow with or as if with a pointed weapon.
8. an attempt; try: to make a stab at an answer.
9. a wound made by stabbing.
10. a sudden, brief, and usu. painful sensation: a stab of pain; a stab of pity.
Idioms:
stab in the back,
a. to betray (someone trusting).
b. an act of betraying; treachery.
[1325–75; (v.) Middle English (Scots) stabben, of uncertain orig.]

stab.

1. stabilization.
2. stabilizer.
3. stable.

stab


Past participle: stabbed
Gerund: stabbing

Imperative
stab
stab
Present
I stab
you stab
he/she/it stabs
we stab
you stab
they stab
Preterite
I stabbed
you stabbed
he/she/it stabbed
we stabbed
you stabbed
they stabbed
Present Continuous
I am stabbing
you are stabbing
he/she/it is stabbing
we are stabbing
you are stabbing
they are stabbing
Present Perfect
I have stabbed
you have stabbed
he/she/it has stabbed
we have stabbed
you have stabbed
they have stabbed
Past Continuous
I was stabbing
you were stabbing
he/she/it was stabbing
we were stabbing
you were stabbing
they were stabbing
Past Perfect
I had stabbed
you had stabbed
he/she/it had stabbed
we had stabbed
you had stabbed
they had stabbed
Future
I will stab
you will stab
he/she/it will stab
we will stab
you will stab
they will stab
Future Perfect
I will have stabbed
you will have stabbed
he/she/it will have stabbed
we will have stabbed
you will have stabbed
they will have stabbed
Future Continuous
I will be stabbing
you will be stabbing
he/she/it will be stabbing
we will be stabbing
you will be stabbing
they will be stabbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stabbing
you have been stabbing
he/she/it has been stabbing
we have been stabbing
you have been stabbing
they have been stabbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stabbing
you will have been stabbing
he/she/it will have been stabbing
we will have been stabbing
you will have been stabbing
they will have been stabbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stabbing
you had been stabbing
he/she/it had been stabbing
we had been stabbing
you had been stabbing
they had been stabbing
Conditional
I would stab
you would stab
he/she/it would stab
we would stab
you would stab
they would stab
Past Conditional
I would have stabbed
you would have stabbed
he/she/it would have stabbed
we would have stabbed
you would have stabbed
they would have stabbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stab - a sudden sharp feelingstab - a sudden sharp feeling; "pangs of regret"; "she felt a stab of excitement"; "twinges of conscience"
feeling - the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"
guilt pang - pangs of feeling guilty
2.stab - a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument; "one strong stab to the heart killed him"
blow - a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"
passado, straight thrust, lunge - (fencing) an attacking thrust made with one foot forward and the back leg straight and with the sword arm outstretched forward
remise - (fencing) a second thrust made on the same lunge (as when your opponent fails to riposte)
3.stab - informal words for any attempt or effort; "he gave it his best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting"
attempt, effort, try, endeavor, endeavour - earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"
Verb1.stab - use a knife on; "The victim was knifed to death"
injure, wound - cause injuries or bodily harm to
poniard - stab with a poniard
bayonet - stab or kill someone with a bayonet
2.stab - stab or pierce; "he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife"
goad, prick - stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick
thrust - push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward"
3.stab - poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
thrust - push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward"

stab

verb
1. pierce, cut, gore, run through, stick, injure, wound, knife, thrust, spear, jab, puncture, bayonet, transfix, impale, spill blood Somebody stabbed him in the stomach.
2. jab, poke, prod, thrust, lunge Bess stabbed at a slice of cucumber.
noun
1. (Informal) attempt, go, try, shot (informal), crack (informal), essay (informal), endeavour Several times tennis stars have had a stab at acting.
2. twinge, prick, pang, ache a stab of pain just above his eye
stab someone in the back betray, double-cross (informal), sell out (informal), sell, let down, inform on, do the dirty on (Brit. slang), break faith with, play false, give the Judas kiss to She has been stabbed in the back by her supposed `friends'.

stab

verb
To cause to penetrate with force:
noun
1. A small mark or hole made by a sharp, pointed object:
2. A sensation of physical discomfort occurring as the result of disease or injury:
Informal: misery.
3. A trying to do or make something:
Informal: shot.
Slang: take.
Archaic: assay.
4. A brief trial:
Informal: fling, shot, whack, whirl.
Translations
طَعْنيَطْعَنيَطْعَنُ
bodnoutbodnutí
stikkestik
puukottaa
bostiizbosti
átszúr
stingastunga
突き刺す
찌르다
badytiduriantisdūrimasklastingai pasielgtiklastingai užpulti
dūriensdurtnodurt
prebodnutie
zabosti
bosti
knivhugga
แทง
bıçaklamakbıçaklama
đâm

stab

[stæb]
A. N
1. (with knife etc) → puñalada f, navajazo m
stab in the backpuñalada f por la espalda, puñalada f encubierta
2. [of pain] → punzada f
3. to have a stab at sthintentar hacer algo
B. VTapuñalar, dar una puñalada a
to stab sb with a knifeapuñalar a algn con un cuchillo
to stab sb in the back (lit) → apuñalar a algn por la espalda (fig) → clavar a algn un puñal por la espalda
to stab sb to deathmatar a algn a puñaladas
C. VI to stab at sbtratar de apuñalar a algn
he stabbed at the picture with his fingerseñaló el cuadro con un movimiento brusco del dedo
D. CPD stab wound Npuñalada f

stab

[ˈstæb]
n
(with knife)coup m de couteau; (with dagger)coup m de poignard; (with fork)coup f de fourchette
He was killed by one stab of the knife → Il a été tué d'un seul coup de couteau.
a stab of pain → un élancement
to feel a stab of pity → être pris(e) de pitié
(= try) to have a stab at sth → essayer qch
to have a stab at doing sth → essayer de faire qch
vt
(with knife)donner un coup de couteau à; (with dagger)poignarder
to stab sb to death → tuer qn à coups de couteau
to stab sb in the back (fig)poignarder qn dans le dos

stab

n
(with knife etc, wound, of pain) → Stich m; stab woundStichwunde f; to feel a stab of paineinen stechenden Schmerz empfinden; to feel a stab of guiltein schlechtes Gewissen haben, Gewissensbisse haben; she felt a stab of jealousyplötzlich durchfuhr sie Eifersucht; he felt a stab of alarm/panicplötzlich bekam er Angst/verspürte er Panik; he felt a stab of pitydas Mitleid schnitt ihm in die Seele; a stab in the back (fig)ein Dolchstoß m
(inf: = try) → Versuch m; to have a stab at somethingetw probieren
vt personeinen Stich versetzen (+dat); (several times) → einstechen auf (+acc); (= wound seriously)niederstechen; fooddurchstechen; to stab somebody (to death)jdn erstechen; (with dagger also) → jdn erdolchen; to stab somebody with a knife, to stab a knife into somebodyjdn mit einem Messerstich/mit Messerstichen verletzen; he stabbed his penknife into the desker stach sein Taschenmesser in den Tisch; he was stabbed through the arm/heartder Stich traf ihn am Arm/ins Herz; to stab a knife into somethingein Messer in etw (acc)hineinstoßen; to stab a fork into somethingmit einer Gabel in etw (acc)hineinstechen; to stab somebody in the back (lit)jdm in den Rücken stechen; (fig)jdm in den Rücken fallen; he stabbed the air with his fingerer fuchtelte in der Luft herum (inf)
vi to stab at somebody/something (with knife etc) → nach jdm/etw stechen; (with finger) → auf jdn/etw zeigen

stab

[stæb]
1. n
a. (with knife) → coltellata; (with dagger) → pugnalata; (of pain) → fitta
a stab in the back (also) (fig) → una pugnalata alla schiena
he felt a stab of remorse → gli rimordeva la coscienza
b. (fam) (try) to have a stab at (doing) sthprovare a fare qc
2. vt (with dagger) → pugnalare; (with knife) → accoltellare
to stab sb to death → uccidere qn a coltellate
to stab sb in the back (also) (fig) → pugnalare qn alla schiena
he was stabbed through the heart → fu pugnalato al cuore

stab

(stab) past tense, past participle stabbed verb
to wound or pierce with a pointed instrument or weapon. He stabbed him (through the heart / in the chest) with a dagger.
noun
an act of stabbing or a piercing blow.
ˈstabbing adjective
(of pain etc) very acute as though caused by a stab. He complained of a stabbing pain just before he collapsed.
stab (someone) in the back
to act treacherously towards (someone).

stab

يَطْعَنُ bodnout stikke stechen μαχαιρώνω apuñalar puukottaa poignarder izbosti accoltellare 突き刺す 찌르다 neersteken stikke pchnąć nożem apunhalar колоть knivhugga แทง bıçaklamak đâm 刺伤

stab

n. puñalada;
v. apuñalar, acuchillar.

stab

vt acuchillar, apuñalar
References in classic literature ?
Thou knowest," said Hester -- for, depressed as she was, she could not endure this last quiet stab at the token of her shame -- "thou knowest that I was frank with thee.
Towards thee I roll, thou all-destroying but unconquering whale; to the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee.
Clare received a fatal stab in the side with a bowie-knife, which he was attempting to wrest from one of them.
A long black braid of hair swung with the motion of the coach; the child held her hat in one hand and with the other made ineffectual attempts to stab the driver with her microscopic sunshade.
Poole two hundred a year to live here with MY WIFE, as you term that fearful hag: Grace will do much for money, and she shall have her son, the keeper at Grimsby Retreat, to bear her company and be at hand to give her aid in the paroxysms, when MY WIFE is prompted by her familiar to burn people in their beds at night, to stab them, to bite their flesh from their bones, and so on--"
He many a time spoke sternly to me about my pertness; and averred that the stab of a knife could not inflict a worse pang than he suffered at seeing his lady vexed.
she cried, with her clenched hand, quivering as if it only wanted a weapon to stab the object of her wrath.
With this, and with my aid, Hands bound up the great bleeding stab he had received in the thigh, and after he had eaten a little and had a swallow or two more of the brandy, he began to pick up visibly, sat straighter up, spoke louder and clearer, and looked in every way another man.
On seeing this, Don Fernando, persuaded that Luscinda had befooled, slighted, and trifled with him, assailed her before she had recovered from her swoon, and tried to stab her with the dagger that had been found, and would have succeeded had not her parents and those who were present prevented him.
With one stab of her tongue she revenged poor Athanase and her dear chevalier.
The thought flashed across me that I might have before me a burglar or cut-throat, some monstrous Irregular Isosceles, who, by feigning the voice of a Circle, had obtained admission somehow into the house, and was now preparing to stab me with his acute angle.
Striking the turnscrew through the lead with a swift downward stab, which made me wince, he made a small hole, which was, however, big enough to admit the point of the saw.