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a stab in the back

Definition of a stab in the back

  1. :  an action or way of behaving that betrays someone's trust <I can't believe that after all my help she would steal from me. It's a real stab in the back.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a wound produced by a pointed object or weapon

    :  a thrust of a pointed weapon

    :  a jerky thrust

  1. :  to wound or pierce by the thrust of a pointed object or weapon

    :  thrust, drive

    :  to thrust or give a wound with or as if with a pointed weapon

  1. :  the rear part of the human body especially from the neck to the end of the spine

    :  the body considered as the wearer of clothes

    :  capacity for labor, effort, or endurance

  1. :  to, toward, or at the rear

    :  in or into the past :  backward in time

    :  ago

  1. :  being at or in the back

    :  distant from a central or main area

    :  articulated at or toward the back of the oral passage

  1. :  to support by material or moral assistance

    :  substantiate

    :  to assume financial responsibility for

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of a yellow-green or bluish-gray color

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