take/make a stab at

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of take/make a stab at

: to try (doing something)
  • She took/made a stab at solving the problem.

Word by Word Definitions

take play
  1. : to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

  2. : to seize or capture physically

  3. : to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

make play
  1. : behave, act

  2. : to begin or seem to begin (an action)

  3. : to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. : the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

  2. : brand

  3. : the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

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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