Translation of "stab" - English-Italian dictionary

stab

verb uk /stæb/ us /stæb/ present participle stabbing, past tense and past participle stabbed

to push a knife into someone

accoltellare, pugnalare
He was stabbed several times in the chest. Ha ricevuto molteplici pugnalate al torace.
stab someone in the back

to do something harmful to someone who trusted you

pugnalare qualcuno alle spalle, colpire qualcuno a tradimento
He had been lied to and stabbed in the back by people that he thought were his friends. Era stato ingannato e pugnalato alla spalle da persone che riteneva fossero suoi amici.
noun uk /stæb/ us /stæb/

the act of pushing a knife into someone, or a wound caused by doing that

pugnalata, coltellata
He was admitted to hospital with stab wounds. È stato ricoverato all’ospedale per ferite da arma da taglio.
have a stab (at something)

to attempt to do something although you are not likely to be very successful

tentare qualcosa, provarci
I’d never tried diving before, but I had a stab at it while I was in Egypt. Non avevo mai tentato di fare subacquea ma ci ho provato mentre ero in Egitto.
take a stab (at something)

to attempt to do something although you are not likely to be very successful

tentare qualcosa, provarci
I’d never tried scuba diving before, but I took a stab at it while I was in Egypt. Non avevo mai tentato di fare subacquea ma ci ho provato mentre ero in Egitto.

(Translation of “stab” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)