knifepoint(redirected from at knifepoint)
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The sharp end of a knife.
Under threat of being stabbed or cut with a knife: was mugged at knifepoint.
the point of a knife.Idioms:
at knifepoint, under threat of being harmed with a knife: hostages held at knifepoint.
knifepointknife-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.