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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:

    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. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    I condemn the statements, the scandalous statements, made by the foreign minister of Sweden, it seems she expects Israel's citizens to bare their throats to those trying to stab them. This will not happen, and we will continue to protect the lives of Israel's citizens.

  2. Eric Abramovitz:

    It was not only a stab in the back but in the heart.

  3. Bonnie Dumanis:

    They decided they were going to either burn a frat house or they were going to stab some people.

  4. Happy Gilmore:

    Happy During high school, I played junior hockey and still hold two league records most time spent in the penalty box and I was the only guy to ever take off his skate and try to stab somebody.

  5. 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.


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