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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

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How to use stab in a sentence?

  1. Dan Jenkins:

    Even though I was making a stab at humor, I dont think I ever wrote a line I didnt believe, i tried not to draw too much blood. I tried to rave about all the heroes of the game, and they deserved it. ... When something great happens like when an Arnold Palmer or Jack Nicklaus or Tiger Woods or Ben Hogan happens you dont have to be funny, you just have to be accurate.

  2. 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.

  3. Sanyuktaa:

    When someone tries to get up, only then people stab them from behind, so that he dies and never gets up.

  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. Coni Ross:

    In one-and-a-half seconds, a man can run 25 feet with a knife in his hands and stab you before you get your gun out, if your weapon is concealed you're dead.

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