Synonyms of stab
1 pierceDictionary • Somebody stabbed him in the stomach.
pierce • Pierce the skin of the potato with a fork.
cut • Thieves cut a hole in the fence.
gore • He was gored to death by a rhinoceros.
stick • They stuck a needle in my back.
wound • The driver of the bus was wounded by shrapnel.
knife • She was knifed in the back six times.
spear • A police officer was speared to death.
puncture • The bullet punctured his stomach.
bayonet • soldiers bayoneting unarmed prisoners to death
impale • He died after being impaled on railings.
1 attemptDictionary (informal) • Several times tennis stars have had a stab at acting.
attempt • a deliberate attempt to destabilize defence
go (informal) • It took us two goes to get the colour right.
try • I didn't really expect anything, but it was worth a try.
shot (informal) • He will be given a shot at the world title.
crack (informal) • I'd love to have a crack at the title next year.
essay • His first essay in running a company was a disaster.
endeavour • His first endeavours in the field were wedding films.
2 twingeDictionary • a stab of pain just above his eye
twinge • the occasional twinge of indigestion
prick • She felt a prick on the back of her neck.
pang • pangs of hunger
ache • You feel nausea and aches in your muscles.
wound • Six soldiers are reported to have died of their wounds.
rent • a small rent in the silk
thrust • Two of the knife thrusts were fatal.
jab • He gave me a jab in the side.
gash • a long gash just above his right eye
incision • It involves making a tiny incision in the skin.
IDIOM:▷ stab someone in the back
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acheAn ache is a steady, fairly strong pain in a part of your body.
• You feel nausea and aches in your muscles.
attemptIf you make an attempt to do something, you try to do it, often without success.
• a deliberate attempt to destabilize defence
bayonetTo bayonet someone means to push a bayonet into them.
• soldiers bayoneting unarmed prisoners to death
Thesaurus for stab from the Collins English Thesaurus
to pierce or injure with a sharp pointed instrument
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