Definition of “stabbing” - English Dictionary

“stabbing” in British English

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stabbingnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈstæb.ɪŋ/ us /ˈstæb.ɪŋ/

stabbingadjective

uk /ˈstæb.ɪŋ/ us /ˈstæb.ɪŋ/
stabbing pain

a sudden pain:

She was awoken by a sharp stabbing pain in her chest.

(Definition of “stabbing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“stabbing” in American English

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stabbingnoun [ C ]

us /ˈstæb·ɪŋ/

the act of stabbing someone:

Police said they did not know what led to the stabbing.

(Definition of “stabbing” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)