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Thrust (4 letter answer)

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The answer STAB is seen frequently, appearing about once every 60 puzzles.

Related Clues

Take a ___ at
Attempt of a sort
Awkward try
Billiard shot
Brief try
Casual attempt
Knife wound
Pierce with a fork
Pin, in a way
Poke with a pike
Run through
Take a ___ at (try)
Wild guess
Wild try
Boxer's hard jab


STAB as a noun:

1. (pang, stab, twinge) = a sudden sharp feeling; "pangs of regret"; "she felt a stab of excitement"; "twinges of conscience"
2. (stab, thrust, knife thrust) = a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument; "one strong stab to the heart killed him"
3. (shot, stab) = informal words for any attempt or effort; "he gave it his best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting"

STAB as a verb:

1. (knife, stab) = use a knife on; "The victim was knifed to death"
2. (stab, jab) = stab or pierce; "he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife"
3. (jab, prod, stab, poke, dig) = poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"