(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. pierce, puncture, perforate, stick, prick, pink; distress, hurt. See opening, pain, attack.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. thrust, prick, cut, hurt, knife thrust, bayonet thrust, wound, puncture, blow, piercing, stick, transfixion.
make a stab at,
Syn. endeavor, try to, do one's best; see try 1 .
Syn. transfix, pierce, wound, stick, cut, hurt, thrust, prick, drive, puncture, hit, bayonet, saber, knife; see also kill 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. prick, pain piercing, puncture, cut, gash, laceration, wound, sharp pain, shooting pain, twinge, pange, searing pain, ache.
2. try shot, crack, attempt, effort, chance, *whirl, *go. see stab in the back
pierce, prick, stick, slit, gash, puncture, run through, knife, cut, impale, penetrate, lance, plunge, thrust, gore. see kill, murder
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb To cause to penetrate with force: dig, drive, plunge, ram, run, sink, stick, thrust. See put II noun 1. A small mark or hole made by a sharp, pointed object: perforation, prick, puncture. See MARKS, OPEN. 2. A sensation of physical discomfort occurring as the result of disease or injury: ache, pain, pang, prick, prickle, smart, soreness, sting, stitch, throe, twinge. Informal: misery. See PAIN. 3. A trying to do or make something: attempt, crack, effort, endeavor, essay, go, offer, trial, try. Informal: shot. Slang: take. Archaic: assay. See TRY. 4. A brief trial: crack, go, try. Informal: fling, shot, whack, whirl. See TRY.

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