- a wound made by a pointed weapon (such as a knife)
- He died from a stab to the heart. [=died from being stabbed in the heart]
- a stab wound/victim
- a stab of pain/regret/doubt/fear
- She took/made a stab at solving the problem. [=she made an attempt to solve the problem]
- Let me give it a stab. = Let me have a stab at it. [=let me try to do it]
- an action or way of behaving that hurts someone who trusts you
- I can't believe that someone I had helped and supported would steal from me. It's a real stab in the back.
- They don't really know how much the work will cost. They're just taking a stab [=shot] in the dark.
- It's a stab [=shot] in the dark, but we should try anyway.
- He stabbed her with a dagger.
- The victim was stabbed in the chest five times.
- He stabbed the piece of meat with a fork. = He stabbed the fork into the piece of meat.
- She stabbed [=jabbed] the air with her pen as she spoke.
- She stabbed at the dead animal with a stick.
- He's the kind of person who gets you to trust him but then stabs you in the back.