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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 stab /ˈstæb/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stab v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stabbed p. pr. & vb. n. Stabbing.]
 1. To pierce with a pointed weapon; to wound or kill by the thrust of a pointed instrument; as, to stab a man with a dagger; also, to thrust; as, to stab a dagger into a person.
 2. Fig.: To injure secretly or by malicious falsehood or slander; as, to stab a person's reputation.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stab, v. i.
 1. To give a wound with a pointed weapon; to pierce; to thrust with a pointed weapon.
 None shall dare
 With shortened sword to stab in closer war.   --Dryden.
 2. To wound or pain, as if with a pointed weapon.
    She speaks poniards, and every word stabs.   --Shak.
 To stab at, to offer or threaten to stab; to thrust a pointed weapon at.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stab, n.
 1. The thrust of a pointed weapon.
 2. A wound with a sharp-pointed weapon; as, to fall by the stab of an assassin.
 3. Fig.: An injury inflicted covertly or suddenly; as, a stab given to character.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a sudden sharp feeling; "pangs of regret"; "she felt a stab
           of excitement"; "twinges of conscience" [syn: pang, twinge]
      2: a thrusting blow with a knife or other sharp pointed
         instrument; "one strong stab to the heart killed him"
         [syn: thrust, knife thrust]
      3: informal words for any attempt or effort; "he gave it his
         best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting" [syn: shot]
      v 1: use a knife on; "The victim was knifed to death" [syn: knife]
      2: stab or pierce; "he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket
         knife" [syn: jab]
      3: poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her
         ribs" [syn: jab, prod, poke, dig]
      [also: stabbing, stabbed]