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stab

verb /stab/ ( past tense, past participle stabbed)
to wound or pierce with a pointed instrument or weapon
poignarder
He stabbed him (through the heart / in the chest) with a dagger.
stabbing adjective (of pain etc) very acute as though caused by a stab
lancinant
He complained of a stabbing pain just before he collapsed.
stab (someone) in the back to act treacherously towards (someone)
poignarder qqn dans le dos
He was stabbed in the back by one of his colleagues.
(Definition of stab from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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