Translation of "stab" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /stæb/ us /stæb/ -bb-

B2 [ T ] to injure someone with a sharp pointed object such as a knife

She was stabbed several times in the chest. 她胸口被捅了几刀。
He was jailed for 15 years for stabbing his wife to death. 他因捅死妻子被判入狱15年。

[ 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. 她一边说一边用手指在空中比划着。
He stabbed at the meat with his fork. 他用叉子戳着那块肉。

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stabnoun [ C ]

uk /stæb/ us /stæb/

the act of pushing a knife into someone, or an injury caused by stabbing

He was admitted to hospital with stab wounds. 他因被刀刺伤住进了米德尔塞克斯医院。

a sudden feeling, especially an unpleasant one such as pain

She felt a stab of envy when she saw all the expensive presents Zoe had been given for Christmas. 她看到佐伊圣诞节收到的那些贵重礼物,顿生妒意。

an action or remark that attacks someone's reputation

Her criticism of the company's plans was a stab at the chairman himself. 她对公司计划的批评是对董事长本人的中伤。

(Translation of “stab” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)