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knifenoun [C]

us   /nɑɪf/ plural knives /nɑɪvz/
a tool or weapon used for cutting, usually consisting of a metal blade and a handle: a sharp knife We took plastic knives and forks on our picnic.

knifeverb [T]

us   /nɑɪf/
to push a knife into someone to hurt them
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knifenoun [C]

uk   /naɪf/ us   /naɪf/ plural knives
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.

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knifeverb [T]

uk   /naɪf/ us   /naɪf/
to attack someone using a knife: He knifed her in the back.
(Definition of knife from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “knife”
in Korean 칼…
in Arabic سِكّين…
in Malaysian pisau…
in French couteau…
in Russian нож…
in Chinese (Traditional) 刀…
in Italian coltello…
in Turkish bıçak…
in Polish nóż…
in Spanish cuchillo, puñal…
in Vietnamese con dao, dao găm…
in Portuguese faca…
in Thai มีด, ดาบ…
in German das Messer…
in Catalan ganivet…
in Japanese ナイフ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 刀…
in Indonesian pisau, belati…
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