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Synonyms for stabstæb

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pang, stab, twinge(noun)

    a sudden sharp feeling

    "pangs of regret"; "she felt a stab of excitement"; "twinges of conscience"

    Synonyms:
    twinge, pang, shot, stab, sting, thrust, knife thrust

  2. stab, thrust, knife thrust(noun)

    a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument

    "one strong stab to the heart killed him"

    Synonyms:
    thrust, jabbing, shot, push, stab, knife thrust, poking, drive, pang, driving force, poke, thrusting, twinge, jab

  3. shot, stab(verb)

    informal words for any attempt or effort

    "he gave it his best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting"

    Synonyms:
    stab, injection, scene, guess, dig, stroke, barb, pellet, gibe, guesswork, slam, crack, thrust, twinge, knife thrust, shooter, shooting, dead reckoning, guessing, blastoff, snap, pang, snapshot, shaft, shot, jibe

  4. knife, stab(verb)

    use a knife on

    "The victim was knifed to death"

    Synonyms:
    prod, dig, knife, stab, poke, jab

  5. stab, jab(verb)

    stab or pierce

    "he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife"

    Synonyms:
    prod, dig, knife, jab, poke, stab

  6. jab, prod, stab, poke, dig(verb)

    poke or thrust abruptly

    "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"

    Synonyms:
    compass, nose, incite, toil, pry, grind, dig, drudge, moil, dig up, jab, poke, horn in, delve, nudge, grasp, prod, egg on, thump, cut into, knife, travail, labour, get the picture, hollow, stab, apprehend, pound, comprehend, turn over, excavate, savvy, labor, grok, intrude, poke at, dig out

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. stab(n.)

    Synonyms:
    thrust, stick

  2. stab(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    pierce, transfix, gore, spear

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List of paraphrases:

stabbing, knife


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