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knives

 (nīvz)
n.
Plural of knife.

knives

(naɪvz)
n
the plural of knife

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.
Translations
noži

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.

knives

pl de knife
References in classic literature ?
Pointing to the place, he ordered his young men to reconnoitre it more closely, cautioning them, at the same time, with a stern look at the trapper, to beware of treachery from the Big- knives. Three or four half-naked, eager-looking youths lashed their horses at the word, and darted away to obey the mandate.
Now they had tied their poor victim to a great post near the center of the village, directly before Mbonga's hut, and here they formed a dancing, yelling circle of warriors about him, alive with flashing knives and menacing spears.
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POLICE arrested 11 people and found a number of knives stashed in parks across Coventry during a week-long blitz on knife crime.
UNDERCOVER under-18s have been trying to buy knives from shops across the county as West Yorkshire Police crack down on knife crime.
But what motivates people to carry knives routinely on the city's streets?
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The force made 18 arrests and took more than 200 knives off the streets during the operation to target those carrying weapons.