stab

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
stab

Plural
stabs

  1. A stab is an act of thrusting or poking with an object to cause harm to someone.
    He made a stab at me; he tried to kill me.

Verb[change]

Plain form
stab

Third-person singular
stabs

Past tense
stabbed

Past participle
stabbed

Present participle
stabbing

  1. To stab someone is to harm them by poking or piercing.
    He stabbed the man in the back with a knife.