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stab

stab(
stahb
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to pierce with a knife)
a. apuñalar
He stabbed one of the police officers who tried to arrest him.Apuñaló a uno de los policías que intentaron arrestarlo.
b. acuchillar
He was stabbed repeatedly in the stomach.Lo acuchillaron repetidas veces en el estómago.
c. dar una puñalada a (once)
The thief stabbed her, and she spent several months in the hospital.El ladrón le dio una puñalada y ella pasó varios meses en el hospital.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to attack with a knife; used with "at")
a. tratar de apuñalar
She stabbed at him trying to defend herself.Trató de apuñalarlo intentando defenderse.
3. (to point at; used with "at")
a. poner el dedo sobre
She kept stabbing at the photo, and asking what more evidence did we need.Ella no hacía más que poner el dedo sobre la foto y gritar que qué más pruebas necesitábamos.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
4. (knife jab)
a. la puñalada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The old man had been killed by a stab in the back.El anciano había sido asesinado de una puñalada en la espalda.
b. la cuchillada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The patient was bleeding because of the stab to his chest.El paciente sangraba debido a la cuchillada en el pecho.
c. el navajazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Brando won the fight with just one stab.Brando ganó la pelea con un solo navajazo.
5. (feeling)
a. la punzada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(of pain)
I felt a strong stab of pain in my elbow.Sentí una fuerte punzada de dolor en el codo.
b. el sentimiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(of guilt or regret)
Later that day I felt a stab of guilt for what I had done.Más tarde ese día me invadió un sentimiento de culpa por lo que había hecho.
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stab
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (with knife)
a. la cuchillada f, puñalada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (fig)
a. (of pain, envy)
3. (colloquial)
a.
to have a stab at something/doing somethingintentar algo/hacer algo
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (with knife)
a. acuchillar, apuñalar
5. (food)
a. pinchar, ensartar
to stab somebody to deathmatar a alguien a puñaladas
6. (fig)
a.
to stab somebody in the backdarle a alguien una puñalada por la espalda
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stab [stæb]
noun
1 (with knife etc) puñalada (f); navajazo (m)
stab in the back puñalada (f) por la espalda; puñalada (f) encubierta
2 [of pain] punzada (f)
3
to have a stab at sth intentar hacer algo
I'll have a stab at it
transitive verb
apuñalar; dar una puñalada a
to stab sb with a knife apuñalar a algn con un cuchillo; to stab sb in the back apuñalar a algn por la espalda; clavar a algn un puñal por la espalda; to stab sb to death matar a algn a puñaladas
intransitive verb
to stab at sb tratar de apuñalar a algn; he stabbed at the picture with his finger señaló el cuadro con un movimiento brusco del dedo
modifier
stab wound (n) puñalada (f)
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