Translation of "stab" - English-Spanish dictionary

stab

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

to push a knife into someone

apuñalar
He was stabbed several times in the chest.
stab someone in the back

to do something harmful to someone who trusted you

apuñalar a alguien por la espalda
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

puñalada
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

hacer un intento (de 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

hacer un intento (de 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-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

stab

verb /stab/ (past tense, past participle stabbed)

to wound or pierce with a pointed instrument or weapon

apuñalar
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

punzada
He complained of a stabbing pain just before he collapsed.
stab (someone) in the back

to act treacherously towards (someone)

apuñalar a alguien por la espalda
He was stabbed in the back by one of his colleagues.

(Translation of “stab” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)