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knife

 (nīf)
n. pl. knives (nīvz)
1. A cutting instrument consisting of a sharp blade attached to a handle.
2. A cutting edge; a blade.
v. knifed, knif·ing, knifes
v.tr.
1. To use a knife on, especially to stab; wound with a knife.
2. Informal To betray or attempt to defeat by underhand means.
v.intr.
To cut or slash a way through something with or as if with a knife: The boat knifed through the waves.
Idiom:
under the knife Informal
Undergoing surgery.

[Middle English knif, from Old English cnīf, from Old Norse knīfr.]

knif′er n.

knife

(naɪf)
n, pl knives (naɪvz)
1. (Cookery) a cutting instrument consisting of a sharp-edged often pointed blade of metal fitted into a handle or onto a machine
2. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a similar instrument used as a weapon
3. have one's knife in someone to have a grudge against or victimize someone
4. twist the knife to make a bad situation worse in a deliberately malicious way
5. the knives are out for someone Brit people are determined to harm or put a stop to someone: the knives are out for Stevens.
6. under the knife undergoing a surgical operation
vb (tr)
7. to cut, stab, or kill with a knife
8. to betray, injure, or depose in an underhand way
[Old English cnīf; related to Old Norse knīfr, Middle Low German knīf]
ˈknifeˌlike adj
ˈknifer n

knife

(naɪf)

n., pl. knives (naɪvz)

v. knifed, knif•ing. n.
1. an instrument for cutting, consisting of a sharp-edged metal blade fitted with a handle.
2. a knifelike weapon; dagger or short sword.
3. any blade for cutting, as in a tool or machine.
v.t.
4. to apply a knife to; cut, stab, etc., with a knife.
5. to attempt to defeat or undermine in a secret or underhanded way.
v.i.
6. to move or cleave through something with or as if with a knife: The ship knifed through the sea.
Idioms:
under the knife, undergoing surgery.
[before 1100; Middle English knif, Old English cnīf, or < Old Norse knīfr, c. Old Frisian, Middle Low German knīf]
knife′like`, adj.
knif′er, n.

knife


Past participle: knifed
Gerund: knifing

Imperative
knife
knife
Present
I knife
you knife
he/she/it knifes
we knife
you knife
they knife
Preterite
I knifed
you knifed
he/she/it knifed
we knifed
you knifed
they knifed
Present Continuous
I am knifing
you are knifing
he/she/it is knifing
we are knifing
you are knifing
they are knifing
Present Perfect
I have knifed
you have knifed
he/she/it has knifed
we have knifed
you have knifed
they have knifed
Past Continuous
I was knifing
you were knifing
he/she/it was knifing
we were knifing
you were knifing
they were knifing
Past Perfect
I had knifed
you had knifed
he/she/it had knifed
we had knifed
you had knifed
they had knifed
Future
I will knife
you will knife
he/she/it will knife
we will knife
you will knife
they will knife
Future Perfect
I will have knifed
you will have knifed
he/she/it will have knifed
we will have knifed
you will have knifed
they will have knifed
Future Continuous
I will be knifing
you will be knifing
he/she/it will be knifing
we will be knifing
you will be knifing
they will be knifing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been knifing
you have been knifing
he/she/it has been knifing
we have been knifing
you have been knifing
they have been knifing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been knifing
you will have been knifing
he/she/it will have been knifing
we will have been knifing
you will have been knifing
they will have been knifing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been knifing
you had been knifing
he/she/it had been knifing
we had been knifing
you had been knifing
they had been knifing
Conditional
I would knife
you would knife
he/she/it would knife
we would knife
you would knife
they would knife
Past Conditional
I would have knifed
you would have knifed
he/she/it would have knifed
we would have knifed
you would have knifed
they would have knifed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.knife - edge tool used as a cutting instrumentknife - edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle
barong - a knife resembling a cleaver; used in the Philippines
blade - the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge
bolo knife, bolo - long heavy knife with a single edge; of Philippine origin
Bowie knife - a stout hunting knife with a single edge
bread knife - a knife used to cut bread
butcher knife - a large sharp knife for cutting or trimming meat
carving knife - a large knife used to carve cooked meat
sheath knife, case knife - a knife with a fixed blade that is carried in a sheath
cleaver, meat cleaver, chopper - a butcher's knife having a large square blade
drawknife, drawshave - a woodworker's knife to shave surfaces
edge tool - any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge)
haft, helve - the handle of a weapon or tool
hunting knife - a large sharp knife with a handle shaped to fit the grip
knife blade - the blade of a knife
letter opener, paper knife, paperknife - dull knife used to cut open the envelopes in which letters are mailed or to slit uncut pages of books
linoleum cutter, linoleum knife - a knife having a short stiff blade with a curved point used for cutting linoleum
parang - a stout straight knife used in Malaysia and Indonesia
paring knife, parer - a small sharp knife used in paring fruits or vegetables
pocket knife, pocketknife - a knife with a blade that folds into the handle; suitable for carrying in the pocket
point - sharp end; "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil"
pruning knife - a knife with a curved or hooked blade
slicer - knife especially designed for slicing particular foods, as cheese
surgical knife - a very sharp knife used in surgery
table knife - a knife used for eating at dining table
2.knife - a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point
bayonet - a knife that can be fixed to the end of a rifle and used as a weapon
dagger, sticker - a short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing
khukuri - a curved steel knife with a razor-sharp edge used in combat by the Gurkhas; has cultural and religious significance in Nepal
machete, matchet, panga - a large heavy knife used in Central and South America as a weapon or for cutting vegetation
shiv - a knife used as a weapon
trench knife - a knife with a double-edged blade for hand-to-hand fighting
weapon, weapon system, arm - any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon"
yataghan - a long Turkish knife with a curved blade having a single edge
tip, peak, point - a V shape; "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"
3.knife - any long thin projection that is transientknife - any long thin projection that is transient; "tongues of flame licked at the walls"; "rifles exploded quick knives of fire into the dark"
projection - any solid convex shape that juts out from something
Verb1.knife - use a knife on; "The victim was knifed to death"
injure, wound - cause injuries or bodily harm to
poniard - stab with a poniard
bayonet - stab or kill someone with a bayonet

knife

noun
1. blade, carver, cutter, cutting tool a knife and fork
verb
1. cut, wound, stab, slash, thrust, gore, pierce, spear, jab, bayonet, impale, lacerate She was knifed in the back six times.
Translations
سِكّينسِكِّينَةٌيَطْعَن بالسِّكّين
nůž
knivskære
tranĉilo
veitsileikatapuukkopuukottaaterä
nož
késmegkésel
hnífurstinga meî hnífi
ナイフ小刀短剣
culter
nudurti peiliupeilis
nazisnodurt ar nazi
cuţit
nôž
nož
нож
knivskäradolk
มีด
dao

knife

[naɪf]
A. N (knives (pl)) (= table knife) → cuchillo m; (= pocket knife) → navaja f, cortaplumas m inv; (= dagger) → puñal m; (= flick knife) → navaja f, chaveta f (LAm); (= blade) → cuchilla f
does he use a knife and fork yet?¿ha aprendido ya a usar los cubiertos?
I'll get the knives and forks outvoy a sacar los cubiertos
to get one's knife into sbtener inquina a algn
before you could say knifeen un decir Jesús
to turn the knife in the woundhurgar en la herida
to put or stick the knife inensañarse, tirar con bala
like a (hot) knife through buttersin problemas, con la gorra
B. VT (= stab) → acuchillar, apuñalar
to knife sb to deathmatar a algn a navajazos or a puñaladas
C. CPD knife edge Nfilo m (de cuchillo)
to be (balanced) on a knife edge [person] → estar con el alma pendiente de un hilo; [result] → estar pendiente de un hilo
knife grinder N (= person) → afilador(a) m/f
knife sharpener N (= tool) → afilador m de cuchillos

knife

[ˈnaɪf]
n [knives] (pl)
(= utensil) → couteau m
knife and fork → couteau et fourchette
knives and forks → les couverts mpl
a kitchen knife → un couteau de cuisine
you could have cut the atmosphere with a knife (mainly British)l'atmosphère était à couper au couteau
(= weapon) → couteau m
to twist the knife → remuer le couteau dans la plaie
to go under the knife (= be operated on) → passer sur la table d'opération sheath knife
vt [+ person] → poignarderknife edge knife-edge [ˈnaɪfɛdʒ] n
to be on a knife edge [company, situation] → être sur le fil du rasoir; [match] → rester indécis; [tense person] → avoir les nerfs à vif
World peace is on a knife edge → La paix du monde est sur le fil du rasoir.
modif [vote, election, situation] → sur le fil du rasoir

knife

n pl <knives> → Messer nt; knife, fork and spoonBesteck nt; like a (hot) knife through butter (fig)völlig mühelos; to be under the knife (Med inf) → unterm Messer sein (inf); to go under the knife (Med inf) → unters Messer kommen (inf); to turn or twist the knife (in the wound) (fig)Salz in die Wunde streuen; to put or stick the knife in (inf)böse zuschlagen (inf); the knives are out for him (esp Brit inf) → für ihn wird schon das Messer gewetzt; before you could say knife (inf)eh man sichs versah, im Nu; it’s war to the knife between themsie bekämpfen sich bis aufs Messer; you could have cut the atmosphere with a knifedie Stimmung war zum Zerreißen gespannt; he’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer (esp US inf) → er ist nicht gerade der Hellste (inf)
vteinstechen auf (+acc); (fatally) → erstechen, erdolchen

knife

:
knife blade
nMesserklinge f
knife box
knife edge
n (lit)(Messer)schneide f; to be balanced on a knife (fig)auf Messers Schneide stehen
knife grinder
n (= person)Scherenschleifer(in) m(f); (= thing)Schleifrad ntor -stein m
knifeman
n (Brit) → Messerstecher m
knife pleat
knife-point
n to hold somebody at knifejdn mit einem Messer bedrohen; to force somebody to do something at knifejdn mit vorgehaltenem Messer zwingen, etw zu tun

knife

:
kniferest
knife sharpener
nMesserschärfer m

knife

[naɪf]
1. n (knives (pl)) (gen) → coltello (also penknife) → temperino
knife, fork and spoon → coperto
I can't wait to get my knife into him (fig) → non vedo l'ora di cavargli gli occhi
2. vt (stab) → accoltellare
to knife sb to death → uccidere qn a coltellate

knife

(naif) plural knives (naivz) noun
1. an instrument for cutting. He carved the meat with a large knife.
2. such an instrument used as a weapon. She stabbed him with a knife.
verb
to stab with a knife. He knifed her in the back.

knife

سِكِّينَةٌ nůž kniv Messer μαχαίρι cuchillo veitsi couteau nož coltello ナイフ mes kniv nóż faca нож kniv มีด bıçak dao

knife

n. cuchillo.

knife

n (pl knives) cuchillo
References in classic literature ?
Now a bag of remarkable clothespins, next, a wonderful nutmeg grater which fell to pieces at the first trial, a knife cleaner that spoiled all the knives, or a sweeper that picked the nap neatly off the carpet and left the dirt, labor-saving soap that took the skin off one's hands, infallible cements which stuck firmly to nothing but the fingers of the deluded buyer, and every kind of tinware, from a toy savings bank for odd pennies, to a wonderful boiler which would wash articles in its own steam with every prospect of exploding in the process.
She got a knife from the kitchen and threatened her husband's life.
From his trousers pockets he took a fistful of crumpled bank notes and a good deal of silver coin, which he piled on the bureau indiscriminately with keys, knife, handkerchief, and whatever else happened to be in his pockets.
The native bore both the tomahawk and knife of his tribe; and yet his appearance was not altogether that of a warrior.
Was it you," demanded young Andrews, in a puzzled tone, "or your brother who tried to knife me?
The savages now learned the superiority of the Long Knife, as they call the Virginians, by experience; being out-generalled in almost every battle.
Now and then the people wondered why nothing was heard of the raider, or of the stolen knife or the other plunder, but nobody was able to throw any light on that matter.
All at once the doctor flung himself free, seized the heavy headboard of Williams' grave and felled Potter to the earth with it -- and in the same instant the half-breed saw his chance and drove the knife to the hilt in the young man's breast.
The knife had been found in the bureau by the departed deacon's bedside-- found in the place where the little bag of church money had lain, which the minister himself had seen the day before.
He was seated across me, glaring at me with his one eye, and in his hand was a knife.
With the knife, with the knife that men use, with the knife of the hunter, I will stoop down for my gift.
The knife crumpled up and hurt him; he put his finger in his mouth.