stab

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noun
1 with a knife
ADJECTIVE
quick
VERB + STAB
make

The boy made a stab at the pig.

STAB + NOUN
wound
PREPOSITION
stab at, stab to

a stab to the chest

PHRASES
a stab to the heart (figurative)

Each word felt like a stab to the heart.

2 sudden pain
ADJECTIVE
sharp, sudden
VERB + STAB
feel
PHRASES
stab of

He felt a sharp stab of disappointment.

a stab of pain

3 attempt
ADJECTIVE
brave, good
half-hearted

She made a half-hearted stab at medical school, and quickly withdrew.

wild
first

He took his first stab at directing.

VERB + STAB
have, make, take
PREPOSITION
stab at

I had a stab at answering the question.

PHRASES
a stab in the dark (figurative)

It was only a stab in the dark, but I hoped I could learn something.

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verb
ADVERB
repeatedly

He is accused of repeatedly stabbing a 16-year-old boy.

fatally

He was fatally stabbed.

accidentally

Tina accidentally stabbed herself with her pencil.

VERB + STAB
threaten to
try to
PREPOSITION
at, in

He was stabbed in the chest.

with

I stabbed at my meat with my fork.

PHRASES
be found stabbed

He was found stabbed in his car.

stab sb to death
Stab is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑pain
Stab is used with these nouns as the object: ↑finger

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