English definition of “stab”
/stæb/ noun [C]
› the act of pushing a knife into someone: He had a deep stab wound in his neck.
a stab of guilt/jealousy/regret, etc › a sudden, unpleasant emotion: She felt a stab of guilt.
have a stab at sth/doing sth informal › to try to do something, or to try an activity that you have not done before: She had a stab at solving the problem.