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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.
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    1. a.
      to push a sharp object quickly into something
      She stabbed the meat with her fork.
    2. 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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