English noun: stab
|1.||stab (feeling) a sudden sharp feeling|
|Samples||Pangs of regret.|
She felt a stab of excitement.
Twinges of conscience.
|Narrower (hyponym)||guilt pang|
|2.||stab (act) a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument|
|Samples||One strong stab to the heart killed him.|
|Synonyms||knife thrust, thrust|
|Narrower (hyponym)||lunge, passado, remise, straight thrust|
|3.||stab (act) informal words for any attempt or effort|
|Samples||He gave it his best shot.|
He took a stab at forecasting.
|Broader (hypernym)||attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try|
English verb: stab
|1.||stab (contact) use a knife on|
|Samples||The victim was knifed to death.|
|Examples||They want to stab the prisoners|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||injure, wound|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bayonet, poniard|
|2.||stab (contact) stab or pierce|
|Samples||He jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody
|Narrower (hyponym)||goad, prick|
|3.||stab (contact) poke or thrust abruptly|
|Samples||He jabbed his finger into her ribs.|
|Synonyms||dig, jab, poke, prod|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody PP.|
Somebody ----s something PP