jack-knife


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jack-knife


Past participle: jack-knifed
Gerund: jack-knifing

Imperative
jack-knife
jack-knife
Present
I jack-knife
you jack-knife
he/she/it jack-knifes
we jack-knife
you jack-knife
they jack-knife
Preterite
I jack-knifed
you jack-knifed
he/she/it jack-knifed
we jack-knifed
you jack-knifed
they jack-knifed
Present Continuous
I am jack-knifing
you are jack-knifing
he/she/it is jack-knifing
we are jack-knifing
you are jack-knifing
they are jack-knifing
Present Perfect
I have jack-knifed
you have jack-knifed
he/she/it has jack-knifed
we have jack-knifed
you have jack-knifed
they have jack-knifed
Past Continuous
I was jack-knifing
you were jack-knifing
he/she/it was jack-knifing
we were jack-knifing
you were jack-knifing
they were jack-knifing
Past Perfect
I had jack-knifed
you had jack-knifed
he/she/it had jack-knifed
we had jack-knifed
you had jack-knifed
they had jack-knifed
Future
I will jack-knife
you will jack-knife
he/she/it will jack-knife
we will jack-knife
you will jack-knife
they will jack-knife
Future Perfect
I will have jack-knifed
you will have jack-knifed
he/she/it will have jack-knifed
we will have jack-knifed
you will have jack-knifed
they will have jack-knifed
Future Continuous
I will be jack-knifing
you will be jack-knifing
he/she/it will be jack-knifing
we will be jack-knifing
you will be jack-knifing
they will be jack-knifing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been jack-knifing
you have been jack-knifing
he/she/it has been jack-knifing
we have been jack-knifing
you have been jack-knifing
they have been jack-knifing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been jack-knifing
you will have been jack-knifing
he/she/it will have been jack-knifing
we will have been jack-knifing
you will have been jack-knifing
they will have been jack-knifing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been jack-knifing
you had been jack-knifing
he/she/it had been jack-knifing
we had been jack-knifing
you had been jack-knifing
they had been jack-knifing
Conditional
I would jack-knife
you would jack-knife
he/she/it would jack-knife
we would jack-knife
you would jack-knife
they would jack-knife
Past Conditional
I would have jack-knifed
you would have jack-knifed
he/she/it would have jack-knifed
we would have jack-knifed
you would have jack-knifed
they would have jack-knifed
Translations

jack-knife

jackknife [ˈdʒæknaɪf] vi
the lorry jack-knifed → la remorque s'est mise en travers, la remorque du camion s'est mise en traversjack-of-all-trades jack of all trades [ˌdʒækəvˈɔːltreɪdz] n (able to do all sorts of things)touche-à-tout m inv
He's a jack of all trades → C'est un touche-à-tout.jack plug n (British)jack m

jack-knife

[ˈdʒækˌnaɪf]
2. vi the lorry jack-knifedil rimorchio del camion si è messo di traverso

jack-knife

(ˈdʒӕknaif) noun
a large folding knife.
verb
(of eg a lorry and its trailer) to swing together so that the trailer is at a sharp angle to the cab. The lorry skidded and jack- knifed, blocking the road.
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In all his ways of sitting and standing, and eating and drinking - of brooding about, in a high-shouldered reluctant style - of taking out his great horn-handled jack-knife and wiping it on his legs and cutting his food - of lifting light glasses and cups to his lips, as if they were clumsy pannikins - of chopping a wedge off his bread, and soaking up with it the last fragments of gravy round and round his plate, as if to make the most of an allowance, and then drying his finger-ends on it, and then swallowing it - in these ways and a thousand other small nameless instances arising every minute in the day, there was Prisoner, Felon, Bondsman, plain as plain could be.
When he was not asleep, or playing a complicated kind of patience with a ragged pack of cards of his own - a game that I never saw before or since, and in which he recorded his winnings by sticking his jack-knife into the table - when he was not engaged in either of these pursuits, he would ask me to read to him - "Foreign language, dear boy!" While I complied, he, not comprehending a single word, would stand before the fire surveying me with the air of an Exhibitor, and I would see him, between the fingers of the hand with which I shaded my face, appealing in dumb show to the furniture to take notice of my proficiency.
Provis, who had been asleep too, staggered up at the noise I made, and in an instant I saw his jack-knife shining in his hand.
Provis, regarding him with a fixed attention, was slowly putting up his jack-knife, and groping in another pocket for something else.
No possible way for him to digest that jack-knife, and fully incorporate it into his general bodily system.
He was sitting on a bench before the fire, with his feet on the stove hearth, and in one hand was holding close up to his face that little negro idol of his; peering hard into its face, and with a jack-knife gently whittling away at its nose, meanwhile humming to himself in his heathenish way.
Felicity had made some very nice sandwiches of ham which we all appreciated except Dan, who declared he didn't like things minced up and dug out of the basket a chunk of boiled pork which he proceeded to saw up with a jack-knife and devour with gusto.
Not a few times, when a new student has been led into the temptation of marring the looks of some building by leadpencil marks or by the cuts of a jack-knife, I have heard an old student remind him: "Don't do that.
“It may be best to go, lad, after all; for, if the shot hangs under the skin, my hand is getting too old to be cutting into human flesh, as I once used to, Though some thirty years agone, in the old war, when I was out under Sir William, I travelled seventy miles alone in the howling wilderness, with a rifle bullet in my thigh, and then cut it out with my own jack-knife. Old Indian John knows the time well.
I can't help imagining that perhaps just as we get to the middle, they'll crumple up like a jack-knife and nip us.
While travelling with his wife, King saw a tractor trailer loaded with 8,000 gallons of fuel abruptly jack-knife to avoid hitting a swerving car, roll several times down the road, and burst into flames.
But his service jack-knife and other items went in the July 14 raid at Prestatyn, North Wales.