Definitions for stabbingˈstæb ɪŋ
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word stabbing
causing physical or especially psychological injury
"a stabbing remark"; "wounding and false charges of disloyalty"
cutting, keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating(adj)
painful as if caused by a sharp instrument
"a cutting wind"; "keen winds"; "knifelike cold"; "piercing knifelike pains"; "piercing cold"; "piercing criticism"; "a stabbing pain"; "lancinating pain"
An incident in which a person is stabbed.
A stabbing is penetration with a sharp or pointed object at close range. Stab connotes purposeful action, as by an assassin or murderer, but it is also possible to accidentally stab oneself or others. Stabbing differs from slashing or cutting in that the motion of the object used in a stabbing generally moves perpendicular to and directly into the victim's body, rather than being drawn across it. Stabbings today are common among gangs and in prisons because knives are cheap, easy to acquire, easily concealable and relatively effective.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
This is grabbing the kitchen knife out of the drawer in a fit of anger and stabbing her 42 times.
In the middle of my sleep, I was woken with this excruciating pain like someone was stabbing me in my right ovary.
Belt buckles really pretty much don't stop stabbing, they turn, they twist, things slide off them -- pretty lucky if that happened.
I saw an ultra-Orthodox youth stabbing everyone in his way, we heard people screaming, everyone ran for cover, and there were bloodied people on the ground.
I was like, 'Where's all the corruption in the script?' where is all the back-stabbing, the deals? So it was a tough one. I tried to slide in a sense of it, as much as I could get in there.
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