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    1. knife
      IPA[nīf]
    2. n. noun

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

        Synonym : cutting tool, blade, cutter
      • 2. a cutting blade forming part of a machine.

        Synonym : cutting tool, blade, cutter

      v. verb

    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:

      • n. noun

        the edge of a knife.

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

      • n. noun

        a block of wood or other solid material, containing long grooves in which kitchen knives of various sizes can be inserted up to the handle.
      • n. noun

        a knife specifically designed for pruning, typically having a sharp, slightly curved blade and a hooked end.
      • n. noun

        a large single-bladed pocketknife.
      • n. noun

        a long knife with a blade double-edged at the point.
      • n. noun

        a knife with a small sharp blade, often retractable, designed to cut wood, cardboard, and other materials.
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