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OTHER WORDS FROM stabbingstab·bing·ly, adverb
Words nearby stabbing
Definition for stabbing (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), stabbed, stab·bing.
verb (used without object), stabbed, stab·bing.
Origin of stab
OTHER WORDS FROM stabre·stab, verb, re·stabbed, re·stab·bing.un·stabbed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for stabbing
French officials were already on edge after a series of apparently unconnected attacks, including the stabbing of police officers.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre|Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Are you the kind of criminal who runs down the beach at night wielding a knife and stabbing every woman you pass?I Felt Like Showering After the First-Person Sex in ‘Grand Theft Auto’|Alec Kubas-Meyer|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Forty-five minutes were estimated to have elapsed from the time the stabbing began until the killer left.
He spoke of surviving a stabbing in 1958 when a woman attacked him at a book-signing.Tavis Smiley Humanely Chronicles MLK’s Sad Last Year|Scott Porch|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of course, to the family of a victim, one stabbing death is too many.How the Gun Nuts Try to Excuse Away the Santa Barbara Slaughter—and Why They’re All Wrong|Cliff Schecter|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And then Dave realized that the Major was stabbing a finger at his bullet-smacked wings.Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal|Robert Sydney Bowen
He had never seen her look or speak like that—her face so hard, her eyes so stabbing!Beyond|John Galsworthy
He was on the point of stabbing one of my companions when another hit him under the ear.Colonel Thorndyke's Secret|G. A. Henty
A thin, stabbing pain shot through her heart, as if it had been pricked with a needle.The Port of Adventure|Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
Sam-tat-yon entered, closed the door, and stabbing his brother first in the chest and then in the abdomen, killed him.In the Andamans and Nicobars|C. Boden Kloss
British Dictionary definitions for stabbing
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 stabbing
In addition to the idiom beginning with stab
- stab in the back, a
- make a stab at