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English definition of “stab”

stab

verb     /stæb/ (-bb-)
B2 [T] to injure someone with a sharp pointed object such as a knife: She was stabbed several times in the chest. He was jailed for 15 years for stabbing his wife to death.Cutting and stabbing [I or T] to make a short, forceful pushing movement with a finger or a long, thin object: As she spoke she stabbed the air with her finger. He stabbed at the meat with his fork.Pushing and shoving
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