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  1. knife
    IPA[nīf]
  2. noun

    • 1. an instrument composed of a blade fixed into a handle, used for cutting or as a weapon.

    • 2. a cutting blade forming part of a machine.

    verb

    • 1. stab (someone) with a knife.

    • 2. cut like a knife:

      a shard of steel knifed through the mainsail
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: knife, plural noun: knives

    • v.: verb: knife, 3rd person present: knifes, gerund or present participle: knifing, past tense: knifed, past participle: knifed

    • noun

      an instrument composed of a blade fixed into a handle, used for cutting or as a weapon.

      a cutting blade forming part of a machine.

    • verb

      stab (someone) with a knife:

      cut or move cleanly through something with a knife-like action:

    • plural form of knife
    • plural form of knife
    • noun

      the edge of a knife.

      (of creases or pleats in a garment) very fine:

    • noun

      a knife with a blade that springs out from the handle when a button is pressed; a switchblade.
    • noun

      a short knife similar to a dagger, carried in a sheath.
    • noun

      criminal offenses committed using a knife as a weapon:
    • noun

      a blunt knife with a broad blade for dressing, serving or eating fish.
    • noun

      a knife with a blade that folds into the handle.
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