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stab

noun

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  1. 1 a mark or small hole made by a pointed instrument the injection left a small stab on her upper arm Synonyms perforation, pinhole, pinprick, punch, puncture, prickRelated Words gouge, groove, hollow; break, cut, gash, incision, laceration, notch, rent, rip, rupture, slash, slit, tear

  2. 2 an effort to do or accomplish something everybody will get a stab at solving the problem Synonyms assay [archaic], bash [chiefly British], bid, crack, endeavor, essay, fling, go, offer, pass, shot, attempt, trial, try, whack, whirlRelated Words striving, struggle, throes, undertaking; trial and error


stab

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of stab

  1. to penetrate or hold (something) with a pointed object stabbed the pesky leaf with the tines of the rake Synonyms gore, harpoon, jab, lance, peck, pick, pierce, pink, puncture, run through, skewer, spear, spike, spit, impale, stick, transfix, transpierceRelated Words spindle; perforate, riddle; bayonet, dirk, gimlet, pike, poniard, prong, quill; pinprick, poke, prick, punch, thrust; cut, knife, slice


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