give it a stab

Definition of give it a stab

  1. :  to try to do something If you can't get it to work, I'll give it a stab.

Word by Word Definitions

giveplay
  1. :  to make a present of

    :  to grant or bestow by formal action

    :  to accord or yield to another

  1. :  capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain :  flexibility

    :  the ability of a material to bend or stretch

stabplay
  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


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