stab noun

1 injury

VERB + STAB make the boy made a stab at the pig

STAB + NOUN wound

PREP. ~ at

2 sudden pain

ADJ. sharp, sudden

VERB + STAB feel

PHRASES ~ of He felt a sharp stab of disappointment.

3 attempt

ADJ. brave, good | unsuccessful

VERB + STAB have, make, take

PREP. ~ at I had a stab at answering the question.