Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “stabbing”

See all translations

stabbing

noun [C] uk   /ˈstæb.ɪŋ/ us  
an occasion when someone stabs someone: There have been several stabbings in our neighbourhood recently.

stabbing

adjective uk   /ˈstæb.ɪŋ/ us  
stabbing pain a sudden pain: She was awoken by a sharp stabbing pain in her chest.
Translations of “stabbing”
in Chinese (Traditional) 持刀傷人…
in Russian убийство или ранение ножом…
in Turkish bıçaklama…
in Chinese (Simplified) 持刀伤人…
in Polish napaść z nożem (w ręku)…
(Definition of stabbing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of stabbing?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “stabbing”

Definitions of “stabbing” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pup

a baby of particular animals, or a puppy

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More