verb (used with object), stabbed, stab·bing.
verb (used without object), stabbed, stab·bing.
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Idioms for stab
Origin of stab
OTHER WORDS FROM stabre·stab, verb, re·stabbed, re·stab·bing.un·stabbed, adjective
Words nearby stab
Definition for stab (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for stab
Chromecast with Google TVWith the new $50 Chromecast, Google has taken a fresh stab at organizing the hot mess of watching TV.It’s okay if you weren’t paying attention to gadgets in 2020. Here are the best ones you missed.|Geoffrey Fowler|November 30, 2020|Washington Post
Gloria said he is “rooting for Measure C” but will advocate taking another stab at funding a Convention Center expansion if the initiative dies – and perhaps add a pitch to use city hotel taxes to support parks.Measure C Backers Likely Headed to Court to Argue it Actually Passed|Lisa Halverstadt|October 26, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Even earlier stabs might have been made in private, but “when you get an answer you can’t make sense of, you don’t publish it,” noted Aephraim Steinberg, a physicist at the University of Toronto.Quantum Tunnels Show How Particles Can Break the Speed of Light|Natalie Wolchover|October 20, 2020|Quanta Magazine
“Let me take a stab at rewriting this,” Besser recalled Emanuel saying as he began scribbling on a pad.
Her sister, Diana Jiménez López, on Tuesday told the Washington Blade during a telephone interview from California that Huerta had stab wounds throughout her body.Tijuana authorities criticized over handling of transgender woman’s murder|Michael K. Lavers|September 17, 2020|Washington Blade
Then stab her to death and bring me back her lungs and liver as proof of your deed.In New Brothers Grimm 'Snow White', The Prince Doesn't Save Her|The Brothers Grimm|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She ran, but he caught her, and began to stab her in the middle of the street.
He takes another stab at articulating what the word might mean.Stuart Murdoch's 'God Help the Girl' Does Something Pretty (and Something Twee)|Melissa Leon|September 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This prompts Sarah Lynn to stab herself with a Confederate bayonet letter-opener, causing a geyser of blood.'BoJack Horseman': The Debauched Tales of a Drunken, Groupie-Sexing D-List Horse, Hits Netflix|Marlow Stern|August 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Williams comes up dry on Pete Wilson, though he makes a stab at doing Pete Rose.The Stacks: Robin Williams, More Than A Shtick Figure|Joe Morgenstern|August 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Esperanza was still smothered, and a stab of pity went through Joe's heart as he saw his shipmate wallowing.The Chequers|James Runciman
Her cries attracted her attendants, and Murray was ordered by the indignant queen to stab the young madman dead then and there.Friend Mac Donald|Max O'Rell
And because Bud had a sore spot in his own heart, Bud felt a quick stab of understanding and sympathy.Cabin Fever|B. M. Bower
Seven or eight days ago, a man having received behind the Arsenal a stab with a knife, I sewed up the wound, and cured him.Chicot the Jester|Alexandre Dumas, Pere
There were so many things to remind him of her—a sudden memory would catch him unawares, and stab him like a knife.Love's Pilgrimage|Upton Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for stab
verb stabs, stabbing or stabbed
- (verb) to do damage to the reputation of (a person, esp a friend) in a surreptitious way
- (noun) a treacherous action or remark that causes the downfall of or injury to a person
Derived forms of stabstabber, noun
Word Origin for stab
Idioms and Phrases with stab
In addition to the idiom beginning with stab
- stab in the back, a
- make a stab at