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Synonyms for stab
stæbstab

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. stab

    Synonyms:
    pierce, transfix, thrust

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pang, stab, twingenoun

    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 thrustnoun

    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, stabverb

    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, stabverb

    use a knife on

    "The victim was knifed to death"

    Synonyms:
    prod, dig, knife, poke, jab

  5. stab, jabverb

    stab or pierce

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

    Synonyms:
    prod, dig, knife, jab, poke

  6. jab, prod, stab, poke, digverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. stabnoun

    Synonyms:
    thrust, stick

  2. stabverb

    Synonyms:
    pierce, transfix, gore, spear

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. stabnoun

    Synonyms:
    thrust, wound, stoccado

  2. stabverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "stab":

    stabbing, knife

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How to use stab in a sentence?

  1. Oscar Wilde:

    True friends stab you in the front.

  2. Deputy District Attorney Dan Akemon:

    All of the victims were young, outgoing women, all of the attacks occurred at night, all of the victims suffered multiple stab wounds, all of the victims were stabbed with the knife, each of the victims was attacked in or around her home and in close proximity of Mr. Gargiulo.

  3. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman:

    The four Brooklyn Center police officers who initially responded to the scene used de-escalation tactics and seemed to have calmed down Mr. Dimock-Heisler. Even when he sprang from his chair, grabbed a knife and attempted to stab one of the officers, three officers fired their Tasers, with no effect, then, and only then, did they fire their guns.

  4. Prosecutor Scott Brown:

    The way he reacts with that anger is to stab this young woman to death and to dump her body in a cornfield.

  5. Chanelle Helm:

    Just stab the m ----- f ----- in the heart.


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