a stab at

informal an attempt to do.
stab

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  • ştab — (1) ştaburi, s.n., (2, 3) ştabi, s.m. 1. s.n. (înv.) Stat major. 2. s.m. (înv.) Ofiţer care făcea parte dintr un ştab (1); p. ext. ofiţer superior. ♢ Ştab ofiţer = ofiţer de stat major. 3. s.m. (f …   Dicționar Român

  • Stab — or stab can have these meanings: *The act of stabbing with a sharp instrument *Stab, a short form of stab jacket, another word for buoyancy compensator *Stab vest, a type of armour designed to resist knife attacks *Stab (music), a single staccato …   Wikipedia

  • Stab (série de films) — Stab est le nom d une série de films fictive dans le film Scream. Cette série est adaptée du livre de Gale Weather Les meurtres de Woodsboro. Le premier volet apparrue dans Scream 2 et sortie en 1998. La trilogie originale raconte les évènements… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Stab — (st[a^]b), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stabbed} (st[a^]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stabbing}.] [Cf. OD. staven to fix, fasten, fr. stave, staff, a staff, rod; akin to G. stab a staff, stick, E. staff; also Gael. stob to stab, as n., a stake, a stub. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stab — steht für: einen länglichen zylindrischen Gegenstand, siehe Stock (Stab) ein Spielgerät zum Spinning, einem Teilgebiet des Jonglierens, siehe Feuerstab ein spezielles Profil (Verzierung), z. B. Eierstab, Perlstab in der technischen Mechanik… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • stab — /stab/, v., stabbed, stabbing, n. v.t. 1. to pierce or wound with or as if with a pointed weapon: She stabbed a piece of chicken with her fork. 2. to thrust, plunge, or jab (a knife, pointed weapon, or the like) into something: He stabbed the… …   Universalium

  • Stab — Stab: Das gemeingerm. Substantiv mhd. stap, ahd. stab, got. stafs, engl. staff, schwed. stav geht mit verwandten Wörtern wie ahd. stabēn »starr sein« und ostfries. staf »steif, lahm« auf die idg. Wurzel *stē̆b‹h› »stehen machen, aufstellen,… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Stab — Sm std. (8. Jh.), mhd. stap, stab, ahd. stab, as. staf Stammwort. Aus g. * stabi /a m. Stab , auch in gt. stabeis (Pl.) Elemente, Buchstaben , anord. stafr, ae. stæf, afr. stef. Außergermanisch vergleicht sich zunächst lit. stãbas Pfosten, Säule …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • stab in the back — (lit and figurative) To injure in a treacherous manner • • • Main Entry: ↑stab * * * stab (someone) in the back see ↑stab, 2 • • • Main Entry: ↑back stab ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stab — Stab, v. i. 1. To give a wound with a pointed weapon; to pierce; to thrust with a pointed weapon. [1913 Webster] None shall dare With shortened sword to stab in closer war. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To wound or pain, as if with a pointed weapon.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stab comics — is an independently created and owned comic publishing company, primarily showcasing the works of Australian artist and creator Shannon Browning.StaB’s main publications, so far, have included ‘Welcome to Woodville’, a parody/homage to 1950’s era …   Wikipedia

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