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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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Brainiac jocks, brothers who'll backstab him, and a sister who sends mixed messages--Richard has very little to look forward to from any of them, if he ever returns home for Christmas dinner.
So muscle your way to the front, by all means, but don't backstab your peers to get there.
The easiest approach that many entrenched AD's take is to criticize or backstab others who are successful.