- Informal words for any attempt or effort; "he gave it his best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting"
- A strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument; "one strong stab to the heart killed him"
- A sudden sharp feeling; "pangs of regret"; "she felt a stab of excitement"; "twinges of conscience"
- Stab or pierce; "he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife"
- Use a knife on; "The victim was knifed to death"