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Synonyms for stab
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pang, stab, twinge(noun)

    a sudden sharp feeling

    "pangs of regret"; "she felt a stab of excitement"; "twinges of conscience"

    Synonyms:
    twinge, pang, shot, sting, thrust, knife thrust

  2. stab, thrust, knife thrust(noun)

    a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument

    "one strong stab to the heart killed him"

    Synonyms:
    thrust, jabbing, shot, push, knife thrust, poking, drive, pang, driving force, poke, thrusting, twinge, jab

  3. shot, stab(verb)

    informal words for any attempt or effort

    "he gave it his best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting"

    Synonyms:
    injection, scene, guess, dig, stroke, barb, pellet, gibe, guesswork, slam, crack, thrust, twinge, knife thrust, shooter, shooting, dead reckoning, guessing, blastoff, snap, pang, snapshot, shaft, shot, jibe

  4. knife, stab(verb)

    use a knife on

    "The victim was knifed to death"

    Synonyms:
    prod, dig, knife, poke, jab

  5. stab, jab(verb)

    stab or pierce

    "he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife"

    Synonyms:
    prod, dig, knife, jab, poke

  6. jab, prod, stab, poke, dig(verb)

    poke or thrust abruptly

    "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"

    Synonyms:
    compass, nose, incite, toil, pry, grind, dig, drudge, moil, dig up, jab, poke, horn in, delve, nudge, grasp, prod, egg on, thump, cut into, knife, travail, labour, get the picture, hollow, apprehend, pound, comprehend, turn over, excavate, savvy, labor, grok, intrude, poke at, dig out

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. stab

    Synonyms:
    pierce, transfix, thrust

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. stab(n.)

    Synonyms:
    thrust, stick

  2. stab(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    pierce, transfix, gore, spear

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. stab(n)

    Synonyms:
    thrust, wound, stoccado

  2. stab(v)

    Synonyms:
    pierce, thrust, gore, transfix, backbite, malign

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "stab":

    stabbing, knife

How to pronounce stab?

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How to say stab in sign language?

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How to use stab in a sentence?

  1. Mayor Luke Bornin:

    This morning, a Hartford Police Officer sustained severe stab wounds while in the line of duty, she is in critical condition and we will update the public later today. We ask the entire Hartford community to keep the officer in their thoughts and prayers.

  2. Donald Trump:

    A lot of weird things are happening. This is a strange election, isn't it? Man! you stab somebody and the newspapers say you didn't do it. And you say, 'Yes, I did. I did it.' 'No, you didn't.' 'Yes, I did! I stabbed him and it hit the belt'!

  3. Oscar Wilde:

    True friends stab you in the front.

  4. Ben Carson last week:

    As a teenager, I would go after people with rocks, and bricks, and baseball bats, and hammers, and, of course, many people know the story when I was 14 and I tried to stab someone.

  5. Zodiac Killer:

    I'm going to have to stab you people.


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