Translation of "stab" - English-Portuguese dictionary

stab

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

to push a knife into someone

apunhalar, esfaquear
He was stabbed several times in the chest.
stab someone in the back

to do something harmful to someone who trusted you

apunhalar alguém pelas costas
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

punhalada, facada
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

tentar (fazer) (algo)
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

tentar (fazer) (algo)
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–Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)