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  • n  a sudden sharp feeling
    she felt a stab of excitement
  • n  a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument
    one strong stab to the heart killed him
  • n  informal words for any attempt or effort
    he took a stab at forecasting
  • v  use a knife on
  • v  stab or pierce
  • v  poke or thrust abruptly

  • Shall I stab him? What fun it would be to stab him through the curtain.
  • There was Simon and Garfunkelmerely the greatest folk duo of all timefollowed by a stab at acting in Annie Hall, a dive into filmmaking with One Trick Pony and a flirtation .
  • I'll take a blind stab and say Roger has written more than 10,000 individual movie reviews, plus another 3,000 or so essays.
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  • Richard Zednik in USA Today
    I was cut before on my face and I didn't feel it. This time it wasn't a cut, it was like a stab. I felt like somebody stabbed me,Zednik said Thursday at a news conference. "It wasn't the pain, it was more like 'What's going to happen?"
  • Diego Maradona in ESPN
    I suffered with them (the Argentine public),Maradona said. "Every Bolivia goal was a stab in my heart."
  • Gary Reed in International Herald Tribune
    It's a slap in our face,Reed said. "We've been watching this guy making millions and millions of dollars even while we've been on strike, and were going to accept a stab in the back and just walk away with a smile on our face?"

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