Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun stab

3 senses of stab

Sense 1
pang, stab, twinge -- (a sudden sharp feeling; "pangs of regret"; "she felt a stab of excitement"; "twinges of conscience")
       => feeling -- (the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual")

Sense 2
stab, thrust, knife thrust -- (a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument; "one strong stab to the heart killed him")
       => blow -- (a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head")

Sense 3
shot, stab -- (informal words for any attempt or effort; "he gave it his best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting")
       => attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try -- (earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb stab

3 senses of stab

Sense 1
knife, stab -- (use a knife on; "The victim was knifed to death")
       => injure, wound -- (cause injuries or bodily harm to)

Sense 2
stab, jab -- (stab or pierce; "he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife")
       => thrust -- (push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward")

Sense 3
jab, prod, stab, poke, dig -- (poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs")
       => thrust -- (push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward")

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