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English definition of “knife”


noun [C] uk   /naɪf/ (plural knives) us  
A1 a tool, usually with a metal blade and a handle, used for cutting and spreading food or other substances, or as a weapon: a fish/butter/steak knife I prefer to use a knife and fork. He drew/pulled a knife and stabbed her.ToolsGardening toolsHand weaponsHandguns and riflesKitchen utensils


verb [T] uk   /naɪf/ us  
to attack someone using a knife: He knifed her in the back.Physical and sexual assault and abductionSexual activity in general
(Definition of knife from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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