- 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.
- 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?"