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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.
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stabbing

(ˈstæbɪŋ)
n
the act or an instance of someone being injured with a sharp pointed instrument, esp a knife
adj
painful or piercing as if caused by a sharp instrument
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stab•bing

(ˈstæb ɪŋ)

adj.
1. penetrating; piercing: a stabbing pain.
2. emotionally wounding.
[1590–1600]
stab′bing•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stabbing - causing physical or especially psychological injury; "a stabbing remark"; "wounding and false charges of disloyalty"
harmful - causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking"
2.stabbing - painful as if caused by a sharp instrument; "a cutting wind"; "keen winds"; "knifelike cold"; "piercing knifelike pains"; "piercing cold"; "piercing criticism"; "a stabbing pain"; "lancinating pain"
sharp - keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point; "a sharp pain"; "sharp winds"
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stabbing

adjective sharp, shooting, violent, acute, severe, fierce, piercing, excruciating, gut-wrenching He was struck by a stabbing pain in his midriff.
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stabbing

adjective
Marked by severity or intensity:
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Translations
شَديد الوَخْز
bodavý
jagende
lancinantpoignardagepoignardement
szúró
stingandi
bodavý
anî ve bıçak gibi

stabbing

[ˈstæbɪŋ]
A. N (= incident) → apuñalamiento m
B. ADJ [pain, ache] → punzante
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stabbing

[ˈstæbɪŋ]
n
There's been a stabbing → Quelqu'un a été attaqué à coups de couteau.
adj [pain, ache] → lancinant(e)
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stabbing

adj painstechend; fear, memorydurchdringend; stabbing incidentMesserstecherei f
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stabbing

[ˈstæbɪŋ]
1. n there's been a stabbingc'è stato un accoltellamento
2. adj (pain, ache) → lancinante
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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).
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stabbing

adj (pain) punzante
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References in classic literature ?
The soldier himself does the stabbing, hacking, burning, and pillaging, and always receives orders for these actions from men above him; he himself never gives an order.
The wretched child had spoken exactly as if she had got from some outside source each of her stabbing little words, and I could therefore, in the full despair of all I had to accept, but sadly shake my head at her.
At once he began stabbing at the air with his sword, and he knew that he had struck some substance because when he drew back the blade it was dripping with blood.
Act fourth displayed the despairing Roderigo on the point of stabbing himself because he has been told that Zara has deserted him.
"That is almost more than I can bear!" exclaimed Miss Maxwell, sitting down on a bench and stabbing the greensward with her parasol.
He rushed at him and dug the knife into the great vein that is behind the ear, crushing the man's head down on the table and stabbing again and again.
She was so placed that Archer, by merely raising his eyes, could see her bent above her work-frame, her ruffled elbow-sleeves slipping back from her firm round arms, the betrothal sapphire shining on her left hand above her broad gold wedding-ring, and the right hand slowly and laboriously stabbing the canvas.
Upon the bloody mound we met them, hand to hand, stabbing where the quarters were too close to cut, thrusting when we could push a foeman to arm's length; and mingled with the wild cry of the Okarian there rose and fell the glorious words: "For Helium!
These spears are not used for throwing but like the Zulu "/bangwan/," or stabbing assegai, are for close quarters only, when the wound inflicted by them is terrible.
My javelin was no match for his longer weapon, which was used more for stabbing than as a missile.
"Rocks!" they yelled, stabbing into the air with their forefingers.
Again and again, drinking in the strangeness and the fearsomeness of the world from her lips, I had heard her state that if one offended an Italian, no matter how slightly and unintentionally, he was certain to retaliate by stabbing one in the back.