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Adjective: stabbing  sta-bing
  1. Causing physical or especially psychological injury
    "a stabbing remark";
    - wounding
  2. Painful as if caused by a sharp instrument
    "a stabbing pain";
    - cutting, keen, knifelike, piercing, lancinate, lancinating
Noun: stabbing  sta-bing
  1. An incident in which someone is stabbed
    "police are appealing for witnesses to a stabbing which has left a boy fighting for his life"
Verb: stab (stabbed,stabbing)  stab
  1. Use a knife on
    "The victim was stabbed to death";
    - knife
  2. Stab or pierce
    "he stabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife";
    - jab
  3. Push suddenly or strongly with a finger or something pointed
    "he stabbed his finger into her ribs";
    - jab, prod, poke, dig

Derived forms: stabbings

See also: harmful, sharp

Type of: injure, thrust, wound

Encyclopedia: Stabbing

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