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verb stab pronunciation in British English /stæb/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theystab
he/she/itstabs
present participlestabbing
past tensestabbed
past participlestabbed
  1. 1
    [transitive] to kill or hurt someone by pushing a knife or other sharp object into their body

    His brother was stabbed in the hand.

    stab someone to death:

    One fan was stabbed to death in a fight between gangs.

    1. b.

      stab

      or

      stab at

      [intransitive/transitive] to make a movement with your finger or a pointed object as if you are stabbing something, usually to emphasize something that you are saying

      'Here!' she said, stabbing the book with her finger.

      stab at:

      He stabbed at the paper with his pen.

  2. 3
    [transitive] mainly journalism to quickly push or kick a ball somewhere

    The new striker ran up and stabbed the ball home.

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