[ bak-stab ]
/ ˈbækˌstæb /
verb (used with object), back·stabbed, back·stab·bing.
to attempt to discredit (a person) by underhanded means, as innuendo, accusation, or the like.
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Related formsback·stab·ber, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for back-stabbing
actions or remarks that are treacherous and likely to cause harm to a person, esp a friend or colleague
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