Definition of stabbing in English:

stabbing

noun

  • An act or instance of wounding or killing someone with a knife:

    ‘the fatal stabbings of four women’
    • ‘There was just one shooting and two instances of stabbings and I would not say that is mass violence.’
    • ‘The report also argues that as the number of different drugs taken by young people increases, the more likely it is that they will be carrying a weapon - the implication being that more drugs equals more knives which equals more stabbings.’
    • ‘There have been reports of recent attempted kidnappings, muggings and stabbings.’
    • ‘These range from stabbings to violent assaults so serious that some shopworkers are scared of actually going back on the shopfloor.’
    • ‘Criminal lawyers in Nunavut often deal with clients accused of rape, stabbings and violent assaults.’
    • ‘A team from West Middlesex University Hospital said violent crime is on the increase - and kitchen knives are used in as many as half of all stabbings.’
    • ‘Renaissance paintings showed the blood or lopped heads of martyrs; Shakespeare's tragedies typically concluded with swordplay and stabbings.’
    • ‘Incidents such as stabbings and violent crime, often induced by influences like drugs or alcohol, are unacceptable and the police have a responsibility to deal with this.’
    • ‘He is rather confused and mistaken - it must have been the sight of all those stabbings, savage beatings and violence that is getting to him.’
    • ‘An editorial in the May 28 issue of the prestigious British Medical Journal calls for banning the sale of kitchen knives, in order to reduce fatal stabbings.’
    • ‘Politicians demanded tough action against knife crime yesterday after a wave of stabbings left two men dead and four seriously injured.’
    • ‘A man was killed and five people were fighting for their lives today after a rampaging knifeman carried out a series of stabbings.’
    • ‘But watching all the stabbings, murders, guns and violence that can be seen every night on prime time television elicits not even a whimper.’
    • ‘Such crimes as assault, rape, and burglary are rare, but kidnappings, stabbings, and homicides frequently occur in the criminal world of the competing triads.’
    • ‘Another unenviable record is the 19 stabbings that occurred at a gig in Boston, although they were not a reaction to the band's music but the result of a nutter running amok through the crowd.’
    • ‘A recent audit of Glasgow hospitals' accident and emergency departments showed that only half of stabbings were reported to police.’
    • ‘On any given night, the two cops will respond to gunfights, stabbings, thefts and family fights.’
    • ‘Detectives investigating the fatal stabbings of a married couple say it is vital they trace a new witness.’
    • ‘These murders, shootings and stabbings are all about drugs and the proceeds of crime.’
    • ‘Staff from York Dungeon will be joining forces with students from York College to dramatise the dangers of slips, trips, burns, cuts and stabbings in the kitchen.’
    agonizing, extremely painful, severe, acute, intense, extreme, savage, violent, racking, searing, piercing, stabbing, raging, harrowing, tormenting, grievous
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Pronunciation:

stabbing

/ˈstabɪŋ/