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Noun
A series of violent spasms or physical movements
Noun
Plural for a puncture or wound from being pierced by a sharp or pointed object
“Xin was shocked to find that he could not get up and noticed the deep stab from the Elantas sword in his thigh.”
Noun
Plural for a thrusting gesture or movement at something, especially with a pointed object
“I feel a stab in my ribs. Tracy was attempting to get my attention with her elbow.”
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Plural for an attempt or effort towards an endeavor
“I might have to take another stab at changing careers.”
Noun
Plural for a guess, speculation or prediction as to the answer or outcome of something
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“Based on the company's name, take a stab at what you think they deal in.”
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Plural for a risky attempt or choice made with little or no evidence or knowledge
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“Jacob foolishly decided to take a stab at being a politician despite having the charisma of a dead fish.”
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Plural for a sudden sharp feeling or pain
“His eyes fell on the lost boy sitting under the linden tree, and he felt a stab in his heart, for he thought of his own little son of the same age.”
Noun
(somewhat rare) Plural for the act of stabbing something, especially with a sharp or pointed object
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Plural for a sudden feeling of fear or excitement
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Plural for a pricking of conscience or a feeling of regret, especially one which is slight or fleeting
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Plural for an instance, or the result, of being physically hurt or injured
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Plural for a sudden or brief manifestation or occurrence of something
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Plural for the state of being possible
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Plural for a sudden flow or flood
Verb
To puncture or pierce with a sharp, pointed object
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“Quickly brush water on the side facing up and stab the dough all over with a fork.”
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To make a thrusting gesture or movement at something
“Her opponent's hands stab the air with a series of gestures before he storms away.”
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To cause extreme pain, anguish, or distress to
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To kill or cause the death of
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To do something despite the danger it may pose
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To spread or pervade throughout
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To cover completely with water
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To elevate or extend in an upward direction or motion
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To cause damage to
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