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stabverb [T]

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

stabnoun [C]

 us   /stæb/
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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