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Dictionary definition for: Stab

1. (n) a sudden sharp feeling; "pangs of regret" "she felt a stab of excitement" "twinges of conscience"

2. (v) use a knife on; "The victim was knifed to death"

3. (n) a thrusting blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument; "one strong stab to the heart killed him"

4. (v) stab or pierce; "he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife"

5. (n) informal words for any attempt or effort; "he gave it his best shot" "he took a stab at forecasting"

6. (v) poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"

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