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stab

noun

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1 a mark or small hole made by a pointed instrument
  • the injection left a small stab on her upper arm

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2 an effort to do or accomplish something
  • everybody will get a stab at solving the problem

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stab

verb

Synonyms of stab (Entry 2 of 2)

to penetrate or hold (something) with a pointed object
  • stabbed the pesky leaf with the tines of the rake

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The first known use of stab was in the 15th century

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“Stab.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stab. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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