Translation of "stab" - English-Japanese dictionary

stab

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

to push a knife into someone

(ナイフで)~を刺す, 突き刺す
He was stabbed several times in the chest.
stab someone in the back

to do something harmful to someone who trusted you

裏切る, だまし打ちする
He had been lied to and stabbed in the back by people that he thought were his friends.
noun uk /stæb/ us /stæb/

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

突き刺すこと, 刺し傷
He was admitted to hospital with stab wounds.
have a stab (at something)

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

(とりあえず)~に挑戦する, (だめ元で)~をやってみる
I’d never tried diving before, but I had a stab at it while I was in Egypt.
take a stab (at something)

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

(とりあえず)~に挑戦する, (だめ元で)~をやってみる
I’d never tried scuba diving before, but I took a stab at it while I was in Egypt.

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