backstab

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back + stab

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backstab (third-person singular simple present backstabs, present participle backstabbing, simple past and past participle backstabbed)

  1. (transitive) to attack someone (especially verbally) unfairly in a deceitful, underhand, or treacherous manner, especially when they're not present in the place or situation that it happens. (as if stabbing them in the back). See backbite.

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