Stab in a sentence as a noun

Oooh, this was an icy stab right at the core.

Ok I'll take a stab at a super high level crash course:A note!

Rails 2 was the community's best stab at that same goal a few years ago.

Anyone want to take a stab at filling out the spam solutions checklist?

Ships use huge ballast tanks to stabilize themselves.

It's a great language, I highly recommend everyone take a stab at it.

Maybe rescue some hostages, scout and snipe terrorists every now and then and maybe stab a chicken or two.

I'm just a dude facing a big stab of mental dissonance right now. I'm not trying to push a political agenda.

Stab in a sentence as a verb

* speaking of high fidelity, don't be afraid to use real textures and take a stab at the logo too while you're at it.

I did cause a bit of a scare when I reached for the kitchen knife to cut some bread, but they quickly realized I didnt want to stab anyone.

Several screen reader vendors made a stab at solving web accessibility, and thus the virtual buffer was born.

They not only yell at each other, but actually punch each other, and occasionally stab or smash bottles over each others' heads.

Women largely prefer to marry salarymen, because salarymen mean material stability.

You should absolutely be testing them on a regular basis yourselves, but this seems to be a decent stab at a way of doing testing without requiring focus/bandwidth or major traffic [+], which are two major reasons people give me for not testing.

You should, however, pack your resume [+].America has a very low bankruptcy rate, principally because it is treated as a social sin somewhere between notoriously cheating on one's spouse or doing something really dastardly like backstabbing a company by quitting it.

This nearly caused an aneurysm or three in my Japanese economy class, but the prof explained "It's fair, cheap compared to litigation, and even if you lose your CEO is not going to want to stab an icepick into the eye of someone who he is almost certainly going to have to do business again with.

Stab definitions


a sudden sharp feeling; "pangs of regret"; "she felt a stab of excitement"; "twinges of conscience"

See also: pang twinge


a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument; "one strong stab to the heart killed him"

See also: thrust


informal words for any attempt or effort; "he gave it his best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting"

See also: shot


use a knife on; "The victim was knifed to death"

See also: knife


stab or pierce; "he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife"


poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"

See also: prod poke