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noun (knives)
  1. A utensil or a tool designed for cutting, consisting of a flat piece of hard material, usually steel or other metal (the blade), usually sharpened on one edge, attached to a handle. The blade may be pointed for piercing.
  2. A weapon designed with the aforementioned specifications intended for slashing and/or stabbing and too short to be called a sword. A dagger.
  3. Any blade-like part in a tool or a machine designed for cutting, such as the knives for a chipper.
  • Dutch: nl(nl, mes}}, {{t-)lemmet
  • French: couteau(fr)m
  • German: Messer(de)n
verb (knif, ing)
  1. (transitive) To cut with a .
  2. (transitive) To use a to injure or kill by stabbing, slashing, or otherwise using the sharp edge of the as a weapon.
  3. (intransitive) To cut through as if with a .
  4. (transitive) To betray, especially in the context of a political slate.
  5. (transitive) To positively ignore, especially in order to denigrate. cf cut

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