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English definition of “stab”

stab

verb [T]  /stæb/ (-bb-) us  
to injure someone using a sharp, pointed object: He was stabbed with a fork.

stab

noun [C]  /stæb/ us  
the act of injuring someone with a sharp, pointed object: He’s recovering from stab wounds. A stab is also a sudden feeling: Cheri felt a sudden stab of guilt. A stab is also an attempt to do something that you may not be able to do: I wouldn’t even take a stab at estimating its cost.
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