- vt. & vi. 刺; 扎 pierce or wound with a sharp-pointed weapon or instrument; push a knife, etc. into sb
a sudden sharp feeling;
"pangs of regret"
"she felt a stab of excitement"
"twinges of conscience"
a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument;
"one strong stab to the heart killed him"
informal words for any attempt or effort;
"he gave it his best shot"
"he took a stab at forecasting"
use a knife on;
"The victim was knifed to death"
stab or pierce;
"he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife"
poke or thrust abruptly;
"he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
- Good friends stab you in the front.
- He stabbed at the earth with his stick.
- She stabbed at the air with her finger to emphasize what she was saying.
- He stabbed the meat with his fork/stabbed his fork into the meat.
- She stabbed him in the leg with a kitchen knife.
- The hunter made a stab at the wolf, but missed.
- A stab of misgiving shot through Val.
- A sudden stab of pain twisted him up.
- You'll never mend your car like that let me have a stab at it.
- She stabbed him on the leg with a knife.
- The blue flame of the exhausts stabbed the darkness.
- The 13000-foot peak stabbed the sky.13000
- His conscience stabbed him.
- Julius Caesar was stabbed to death.
- stab at (v.+prep.)
(用刀等)刺〔戳〕 attempt to wound sb or make a hole in sth with a sharp point such as a knife
stab at sb/sth with sth
The big man stabbed at the guard with a dagger.
It's rude to stab at the meat with your knife to see if it is well cooked.
He stabbed at the earth with his stick.
She stabbed at the air with her finger to emphasize what she was saying.
- stab in (v.+prep.)
(用刀等)刺伤 wound sb in a part of the body with a sharp point such as a knife
stab sb in sth
The thief stabbed me in the arm with a knife as he seized my bag.
- stab in the back (v.+prep.+n.)
暗箭伤人,背弃别人 attack or fail to support sb in a disloyal way
stab sb in the back
The chairman expected his friends to vote for him, but they stabbed him in the back by electing his opponent.
- stab to the heart (v.+prep.+n.)
严重伤害某人的感情 hurt sb's feelings severely; cause sb to sorrow
stab sb to the heart
It stabs me to the heart when I remember how happy we were then.
His disloyalty stabbed me to the heart.
The mother was stabbed to the heart by her son's lack of gratitude.
- stab dangerously 严重刺伤
- stab fatally 刺死
- stab hideously 伤口刺得很深
- stab passionately 轻轻地戳
- stab treacherously 背后一刀
- stab vindictively 报复性地刺伤
You found me with this stab and an ugly bruise or two.出自： Dickens
Let them ride among you there, Slash, and stab, and maim, and hew.出自： Shelley
He..stabbed at the snow with his sticks.出自： C. Wood
The news of Doris's death..stabbed deep into his flesh.出自： B. Bova
- stab表示“刺伤某人某部位”,须用stab sb on〔in〕 sth 结构。
- stab at, stab in, stab on
- 1.stab at中的stab是不及物动词,而stab in〔on〕中的stab是及物动词,接sb 作宾语。
- 2.stab on指伤及表面,而stab in则强调刺入深部。
- stab, pierce
- 这组词都有“刺”的意思。它们的区别是:stab所用的器具是平扁形的刀剑或匕首等; pierce所用的器具通常为又细又尖的针状物。
- stab, penetrate, prick, probe
- penetrate是本组词中最正式、意义最广泛的词,主要用于任何利器弄成的半透或全透的洞,也可用于某物上任何类型的开口或穿透,穿透可以是沿着已有的通道,也可以通过一堆内部不连接的东西,还可以通过一个具有透明的膜; prick的意思是“刺破”,是指用针状的工具轻巧地在一薄层上刺个小洞或穿透; probe的意思是“切”“挖”,通常是指有意地、谨慎地、探险性地尝试而去切〔挖〕开某物; stab的意思是“刺”“切”,强调用扁平的利器如剑、刀,把东西切开或刺入某人/物。
- ☆ 14世纪晚期进入英语，直接源自中古英语的stabbe，意为刺伤。