Synonyms of stab


1. pang, stab, twinge, feeling

usage: a sudden sharp feeling; "pangs of regret"; "she felt a stab of excitement"; "twinges of conscience"

2. stab, thrust, knife thrust, blow

usage: a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument; "one strong stab to the heart killed him"

3. shot, stab, attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try

usage: informal words for any attempt or effort; "he gave it his best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting"


1. knife, stab, injure, wound

usage: use a knife on; "The victim was knifed to death"

2. stab, jab, thrust

usage: stab or pierce; "he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife"

3. jab, prod, stab, poke, dig, thrust

usage: poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"

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