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Noun stab has 3 senses
  1. pang, stab, twinge - a sudden sharp feeling; "pangs of regret"; "she felt a stab of excitement"; "twinges of conscience"
    --1 is a kind of feeling
    --1 has particulars: guilt pang
  2. stab, thrust, knife thrust - a thrusting blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument; "one strong stab to the heart killed him"
    --2 is a kind of blow
    Derived forms: verb stab2, verb stab1
  3. shot, stab - informal words for any attempt or effort; "he gave it his best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting"
    --3 is a kind of attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try
Verb stab has 3 senses
  1. knife, stab - use a knife on; "The victim was knifed to death"
    --1 is one way to injure, wound
    Derived forms: noun stab2, noun stabber1
    Sample sentence:
    They want to stab the prisoners
  2. stab, jab - stab or pierce; "he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife"
    --2 is one way to thrust
    Derived forms: noun stab2, noun stabber1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  3. jab, prod, stab, poke, dig - poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
    --3 is one way to thrust
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
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