take/make a stab at

Definition of take/make a stab at

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  to seize or capture physically

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

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

makeplay
  1. :  behave, act

    :  to begin or seem to begin (an action)

    :  to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

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

    :  brand

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

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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