Synonyms of stab in English:

stab


See definition of stab

verb

1‘he stabbed him in the stomach’

SYNONYMS

knife, run through, skewer, spear, bayonet, gore, spike, stick, impale, transfix, pierce, prick, puncture, penetrate, perforate, gash, slash, cut, tear, scratch, wound, injure

rare transpierce

2‘she stabbed at the earth with a fork’

SYNONYMS

lunge, thrust, jab, poke, prod, dig


noun

1‘a stab in the leg’

SYNONYMS

knife wound, puncture, gash, slash, incision, prick, cut, perforation, wound, injury

2‘they gesticulated to us using violent stabs into the air’

SYNONYMS

lunge, thrust, jab, poke, prod, dig, punch

3‘little stabs of pain shot through her’

SYNONYMS

twinge, pang, ache, throb, spasm, cramp, dart, blaze, prick, flash, thrill, gnawing

4‘Meredith made a feeble stab at joining in’

SYNONYMS

attempt, try, effort, endeavour

guess

go, shot, crack, bash, whack

formal essay


Phrases

    stab someone in the back

      SYNONYMS

      betray, be disloyal to, be unfaithful to, desert, break one's promise to, double-cross, break faith with, sell out, play false, inform against, inform on

      informal

      tell on, sell down the river, blow the whistle on, squeal on, stitch up, peach on, do the dirty on

      British informal

      grass on, shop

      North American informal

      rat out, finger, drop a dime on, drop the dime on

      Australian informal

      pimp on, pool, put someone's pot on