Meaning of “stab” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] uk us /stæb/

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.

(Definition of “stab noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)