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stabs

verb
present tense third-person singular of stab

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(Entry 1 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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stabs

noun
plural of stab

Synonyms of stabs (Entry 2 of 2)

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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“Stabs.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stabs. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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