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stab

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of stab

  1. 1 a mark or small hole made by a pointed instrument <the injection left a small stab on her upper arm> Synonyms perforation, pinhole, pinprick, punch, puncture, prickRelated Words gouge, groove, hollow; break, cut, gash, incision, laceration, notch, rent, rip, rupture, slash, slit, tear

  2. 2 an effort to do or accomplish something <everybody will get a stab at solving the problem> Synonyms assay [archaic], bash [chiefly British], bid, crack, endeavor, essay, fling, go, offer, pass, shot, attempt, trial, try, whack, whirlRelated Words striving, struggle, throes, undertaking; trial and error




stab

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of stab

  1. to penetrate or hold (something) with a pointed object <stabbed the pesky leaf with the tines of the rake> Synonyms gore, harpoon, jab, lance, peck, pick, pierce, pink, puncture, run through, skewer, spear, spike, spit, impale, stick, transfix, transpierceRelated Words spindle; perforate, riddle; bayonet, dirk, gimlet, pike, poniard, prong, quill; pinprick, poke, prick, punch, thrust; cut, knife, slice




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