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The sharp end of a knife.
at knifepoint
Under threat of being stabbed or cut with a knife: was mugged at knifepoint.


the point of a knife.
at knifepoint, under threat of being harmed with a knife: hostages held at knifepoint.


knife-point [ˈnaɪfpɔɪnt] n
at knifepoint [rape, rob] → sous la menace d'un couteau
to be robbed at knifepoint → être dévalisé sous la menace d'un couteau
to hold sb at knifepoint → tenir qn en respect avec son couteau
He held her at knifepoint and threatened to kill her → Il la tenait en respect avec son couteau et menaçait de la tuer.
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Sir Paul McCartney Ex-Beatle's grandson mugged at knifepoint Sir Paul McCartney has revealed that one of his grandchildren was mugged at knifepoint.
A WOMAN was held at knifepoint and locked in a bedroom during a late-night robbery.
Byline: A CAR was stolen at knifepoint By BEN ECCLESTON Crime Reporter
SEVEN suspected cultists, who robbed a man of his phone and cash worth N73, 000 at knifepoint, on Wednesday, appeared before an Igbosere Magistrates' Court, Lagos.
A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "Police are investigating after a 15-year-old boy was robbed at knifepoint on Bristol Road South in Northfield at around 9.20pm on Saturday (March 23).
A kiosk in Larnaca was robbed at knifepoint in the early hours of Wednesday, police said.
A MAN who robbed taxi drivers and shop workers at knifepoint has been jailed.
A WOMAN had a bag stolen from her at knifepoint during a robbery at an isolated bus stop.
Hunt for man after knifepoint robbery THIS man is being sought by police after a teenager was robbed at knifepoint in Huddersfield town centre.
These three armed robbers were jailed for a total of 21 years after threatening staff at knifepoint and stealing cash from a Warwickshire shop.
Summary: The defendant picked up student and drove towards a desert area where he abused him at knifepoint