noun, plural knives [nahyvz]. /naɪvz/.
verb (used with object), knifed, knif·ing.
verb (used without object), knifed, knif·ing.
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Idioms for knife
Origin of knife
OTHER WORDS FROM knifeknifelike, adjectiveknifer, noun
Words nearby knife
Example sentences from the Web for knife
Anything that quickens the movement of money will have far-reaching effects at a time when businesses exist on a solvency knife edge.
Such people could have been harmed by a knife, spear or arrow, Broehl explains.Women like Mulan didn’t need to go to war in disguise|Bethany Brookshire|September 4, 2020|Science News For Students
This arrangement helps prevent your knife from snagging on things like seat belts, doors, or bags, helping ensure that the knife doesn’t fall out of your pocket.
For knives that I’m going to carry in a pocket or on my belt, I find that the sweet spot in blade length is between three and four inches.
A knife is a tool, and the right tool is determined by the job you’re asking it to perform.
I took out my knife, my Ka-Bar, and knocked his teeth out, but they fell into his throat.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He had a special knife designed to cut the dense loaf, and a ceremony to precede cutting the cake.One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts|Molly Hannon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Wielding a curved knife, a young man navigates past the aging structures and into the forest.
But in the next instant, Peters is stepping back to the table and snatching up the knife.
“Stand the f--- away from the knife right now, man,” the cop says.
Pearson flung his knife and fork at it, having forgotten to drop those light weapons when he leaped up.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
Black Sheep looked up at Harry's throat and then at a knife on the dinner-table.
A knife would hurt, but Aunty Rosa had told him, a year ago, that if he sucked paint he would die.
The servant-girl came up from the kitchen, took the knife away, and consoled him.
Black Sheep sat at the bottom of the stairs, the table-knife in his hand, and wept for that he had not killed Harry.
British Dictionary definitions for knife
noun plural knives (naɪvz)
Derived forms of knifeknifelike, adjectiveknifer, noun
Word Origin for knife
Idioms and Phrases with knife
see at gunpoint (knifepoint); under the knife; you could cut it with a knife.