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stab

(stab),
To pierce with a pointed instrument, as a knife or dagger.
[Gael. stob]

stab

shaped like or resembling a staff or rod.

stab

(stab)
1. to pierce or wound with a pointed instrument.
2. to thrust a pointed instrument into something.

stab

Etymology: ME, stabbe, piercing wound
a neutrophilic band.

stab

Forensics
verb To thrust a sharp object into a victim and, usually, interrupt the skin surface.
 
Microbiology
noun Stab culture, see there.
 
verb To inoculate a semisolid bacterial growth medium, usually in a “slant” tube, with a jabbing motion performed with streaking, which combines anaerobic (“stab”) and aerobic (“streak”) conditions in the same test tube; used in triple sugar iron agar tubes.
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Lewis said the stabber fled from the restaurant in a sport utility vehicle and began driving south - most likely headed to Mexico - before detectives even learned of the crime.
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A short time later, police arrested the suspected stabber behind a house near the school.
While he was in a fistfight, he used his feet - that's not what killed Abtin,'' Sacks said, adding that he believes another man was the stabber.
Nobody knew who the stabber was,'' defense attorney Melvyn D.
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Clough insisted his client wasn't the stabber and that his gang ties were overblown.
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They felt it would be dangerous to put me back where my stabber may be waiting to finish his job, and they know that keeping me in the hole much longer could affect my sanity.
One of the stabbers was reportedly arrested, and Israeli police are reportedly looking for another man who they say participated in the attack.
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