give it a stab

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of give it a stab

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

Word by Word Definitions

give play
  1. : to make a present of

  2. : to grant or bestow by formal action

  3. : to accord or yield to another

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

  2. : the ability of a material to bend or stretch

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

  2. : a thrust of a pointed weapon

  3. : a jerky thrust

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

  2. : thrust, drive

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


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