Definitions for stabstæb

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

stabstæb(v.; n.)stabbed, stab•bing

  1. (v.t.)to pierce or wound with or as if with a pointed weapon.

  2. to thrust or plunge (a knife, pointed weapon, etc.) into something.

  3. to make a jabbing or thrusting motion at or in.

  4. (v.i.)to thrust with or as if with a knife or other pointed weapon.

  5. to deliver a wound, as with a pointed weapon.

  6. (n.)the act of stabbing.

  7. a thrust or blow with or as if with a pointed weapon.

  8. an attempt; try:

    to make a stab at an answer.

  9. a wound made by stabbing.

    Category: Pathology

  10. a sudden, brief, and usu. painful sensation:

    a stab of pain; a stab of pity.

Idioms for stab:

  1. stab in the back, to betray (someone trusting). an act of betraying; treachery.

    Category: Idiom, Status (usage)

Origin of stab:

1325–75; (v.) ME (Scots) stabben, of uncert. orig.


  1. stabilization.

  2. stabilizer.

  3. stable.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pang, stab, twinge(noun)

    a sudden sharp feeling

    "pangs of regret"; "she felt a stab of excitement"; "twinges of conscience"

  2. stab, thrust, knife thrust(noun)

    a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument

    "one strong stab to the heart killed him"

  3. shot, stab(verb)

    informal words for any attempt or effort

    "he gave it his best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting"

  4. knife, stab(verb)

    use a knife on

    "The victim was knifed to death"

  5. stab, jab(verb)

    stab or pierce

    "he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife"

  6. jab, prod, stab, poke, dig(verb)

    poke or thrust abruptly

    "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. stab(verb)æb

    to push sth sharp into sth or sb

    He stabbed her with a knife.

  2. stab(noun)æb

    an act of stabbing

    a quick stab with a knife

  3. stabæb

    to try to do sth

    I'll take a stab at the crossword puzzle.


  1. stab(Noun)

    An act of stabbing or thrusting with an object.

  2. stab(Noun)

    A wound made by stabbing.

  3. stab(Noun)

    Pain inflicted on a person's feelings.

  4. stab(Noun)

    An attempt.

    I'll give this thankless task a stab.

  5. stab(Noun)


  6. stab(Verb)

    To pierce or to wound with a pointed tool or weapon, especially a knife or dagger.

  7. stab(Verb)

    To aim a blow with a weapon or a finger (at someone or something).

  8. stab(Verb)

    To aim a blow with a weapon or a finger.

  9. stab(Verb)

    To cause a sharp, painful sensation.

  10. Origin: From late . Origin uncertain

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stab(verb)

    to pierce with a pointed weapon; to wound or kill by the thrust of a pointed instrument; as, to stab a man with a dagger; also, to thrust; as, to stab a dagger into a person

  2. Stab(verb)

    fig.: To injure secretly or by malicious falsehood or slander; as, to stab a person's reputation

  3. Stab(verb)

    to give a wound with a pointed weapon; to pierce; to thrust with a pointed weapon

  4. Stab(verb)

    to wound or pain, as if with a pointed weapon

  5. Stab(noun)

    the thrust of a pointed weapon

  6. Stab(noun)

    a wound with a sharp-pointed weapon; as, to fall by the stab an assassin

  7. Stab(noun)

    fig.: An injury inflicted covertly or suddenly; as, a stab given to character


  1. Stab

    The stab is a breakdance technique necessary to perform many downrock and power moves. It is not a distinct move, but is incorporated into many breakdance moves including the turtle, cricket, jackhammer, crab-walk, hand glide, some versions of the windmill, and many other floats and freezes. It allows the breakdancer's entire weight to be supported by bony structures while expending minimal muscular energy to maintain balance. The stab is accomplished by placing the olecranon process of the elbow firmly against the bones or tensed muscles of the abdomen, side, or back. Perhaps the most basic stab places the elbow against the anterior superior iliac spine. Meanwhile, the hand is placed against the ground. The radius and ulna are held perpendicular to the ground with the weight of the body on either side of the point of contact kept in perfect balance. Assuming this balance is maintained, the rest of the body can then be suspended above the ground in any desired position.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stab' in Verbs Frequency: #1078

Anagrams of stab

  1. ATBs, bast, bats, tabs

  2. ATBs

  3. Bast

  4. Bats

  5. Tabs

Translations for stab

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an act of stabbing or a piercing blow.

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