Definitions for stabstæb
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
stabstæb(v.; n.)stabbed, stab•bing
(v.t.)to pierce or wound with or as if with a pointed weapon.
to thrust or plunge (a knife, pointed weapon, etc.) into something.
to make a jabbing or thrusting motion at or in.
(v.i.)to thrust with or as if with a knife or other pointed weapon.
to deliver a wound, as with a pointed weapon.
(n.)the act of stabbing.
a thrust or blow with or as if with a pointed weapon.
an attempt; try:
to make a stab at an answer.
a wound made by stabbing.
a sudden, brief, and usu. painful sensation:
a stab of pain; a stab of pity.
Idioms for stab:
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.
pang, stab, twinge(noun)
a sudden sharp feeling
"pangs of regret"; "she felt a stab of excitement"; "twinges of conscience"
stab, thrust, knife thrust(noun)
a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument
"one strong stab to the heart killed him"
informal words for any attempt or effort
"he gave it his best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting"
use a knife on
"The victim was knifed to death"
stab or pierce
"he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife"
jab, prod, stab, poke, dig(verb)
poke or thrust abruptly
"he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to push sth sharp into sth or sb
He stabbed her with a knife.
an act of stabbing
a quick stab with a knife
to try to do sth
I'll take a stab at the crossword puzzle.
An act of stabbing or thrusting with an object.
A wound made by stabbing.
Pain inflicted on a person's feelings.
I'll give this thankless task a stab.
To pierce or to wound with a pointed tool or weapon, especially a knife or dagger.
To aim a blow with a weapon or a finger (at someone or something).
To aim a blow with a weapon or a finger.
To cause a sharp, painful sensation.
Origin: From late . Origin uncertain
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
fig.: To injure secretly or by malicious falsehood or slander; as, to stab a person's reputation
to give a wound with a pointed weapon; to pierce; to thrust with a pointed weapon
to wound or pain, as if with a pointed weapon
the thrust of a pointed weapon
a wound with a sharp-pointed weapon; as, to fall by the stab an assassin
fig.: An injury inflicted covertly or suddenly; as, a stab given to character
Translations for stab
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an act of stabbing or a piercing blow.
- punhaladaPortuguese (BR)
- der StichGerman
- μαχαιριά, σουβλιάGreek
- زخم چاقوFarsi
- agression au couteauFrench
- dolking; knivstikkNorwegian
- lovitură de cuţitRomanian
- удар, колотая ранаRussian
- stick, dolkstöt, knivhuggSwedish
- 刺Chinese (Trad.)
- удар чимось гостримUkrainian
- sự đâm bằng dao, vết thương do dao đâmVietnamese
- 刺Chinese (Simp.)
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