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backstab

[bak-stab] /ˈbækˌstæb/
verb (used with object), backstabbed, backstabbing.
1.
to attempt to discredit (a person) by underhanded means, as innuendo, accusation, or the like.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; back2 + stab
Related forms
backstabber, noun
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  • Also, beware of administrators who backstab departments for whom they're hiring.
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  • In time, each participant's lust, greed and craving for raw power drives him to double cross and backstab his fellow perpetrators.

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