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Synonyms for stab

Synonyms for stab

to cause to penetrate with force

a small mark or hole made by a sharp, pointed object

a sensation of physical discomfort occurring as the result of disease or injury

a trying to do or make something

a brief trial

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a sudden sharp feeling

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a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument

informal words for any attempt or effort

use a knife on

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stab or pierce

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poke or thrust abruptly

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References in classic literature ?
my brother, hast thou never seen a virtue backbite and stab itself?
No, but what did matter was that the man had threatened to stab her to the heart--and would do it as soon as look at her--that I knew.
I was not to go and get put in prison for sticking a knife into him--he wasn't worth it--and I did promise not to stab him in the back.
Do we not know that as he is a coward in his domestic life, stalking among his shrinking men and women slaves armed with his heavy whip, so he will be a coward out of doors, and carrying cowards' weapons hidden in his breast, will shoot men down and stab them when he quarrels?
1) Much of the other available data dealt with stab or slash protection, the physics of edged-weapon attacks, the types of edged weapons most commonly used in attacks, and the probability of survival.
Mavis questioned the defense's theory that the boys acted in self-defense by reminding jurors witnesses saw Terteryan stab Aguirre in downward stabbing motions.