Every month, we take a look at a word in the headlines, in English, for your English. See more at The Word of the Month.
To stab: to pierce or wound with a knife or sharp object.
A stab wound: injury caused by a sharp object.
Stabbing in the News
This month, far right Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro was stabbed during a political rally.
The notoriously pro-gun candidate may now consider an anti-knife platform.
Since the stabbing, he leads in the polls. Rivals may have to take a bullet to compete.
Things to stab with
Dagger: Note to Brutus – Ideal for “Operation Caesar”.
Sword: Perfect gift for the kids.
Spear: The mammoth hunter’s choice.
Lance: In every knight’s carry-on baggage.
Gun: How Americans stab each other.
To take a stab (at doing something): to attempt, to try.
Ex: I took a stab at running for president, then someone stabbed me.
To stab in the back: to betray.
“True friends stab you in the front” -Oscar Wilde. Bolsonaro’s new motto if he wins the election.