verb (used with object), stabbed, stab·bing.
verb (used without object), stabbed, stab·bing.
Origin of stab
Related formsre·stab, verb, re·stabbed, re·stab·bing.un·stabbed, adjective
Definition for stab (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for stab
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.
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
You can stab a woman multiple times with a knife to become a man, but God forbid you sleep with her.
Sew one-half inch below this with stab stitch, trim material off close under this stitching.Make Your Own Hats|Gene Allen Martin
He thought Jake knelt down and tried to lift him, but this brought on a stab of burning pain and he knew nothing more.Brandon of the Engineers|Harold Bindloss
I know the way into the zenana by the broken wall,' he said, 'and I will go and stab the Nawab in his sleep; who will know of it?A Noble Queen (Volume I of 3)|Philip Meadows Taylor
We want red deer-bones and green deer-bones; small, sharp ones to stab fish with.Creation Myths of Primitive America|Jeremiah Curtin
Each of its three good notes was a stab at the feelings, and so, for that matter, was the note that had gone wrong.IT and Other Stories|Gouverneur Morris
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 Formsstabber, 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