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1 verb
stab1 past tense and past participle stabbed, present participle stabbing
1 [transitive] to push a knife into someone or something [↪ stabbing]:
He was stabbed to death in a fight.
stab somebody in the heart/arm etc
She had been stabbed in the chest repeatedly.
2 [intransitive and transitive] to make quick pushing movements with your finger or something pointed [= jab]:
He raised his voice and stabbed the air with his pen.

stab somebody in the back

to do something that harms someone who likes and trusts you [= betray]

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