[ US /ˈnaɪf/ ]
[ UK /nˈa‍ɪf/ ]
  1. edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle
  2. any long thin projection that is transient
    rifles exploded quick knives of fire into the dark
    tongues of flame licked at the walls
  3. a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point
  1. use a knife on
    The victim was knifed to death
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How To Use knife In A Sentence

  • This knife needs sharpening.
  • After several attempts to untie the knot, I admitted defeat and cut through it with a knife.
  • My knife slips off the screw and with a grating screech marks the white surface of the machine.
  • The knife landed with its point sticking into the floor.
  • She used a knife to prise open the lid.
  • Somebody comes forward, examines, and then draws from out the grave, where it has lain, directly under the body, a knife -- a knife of peculiar shape and workmanship -- a long, keen, _surgeon's knife_! The Diamond Coterie
  • The slightest movement by either of us could have inserted the knife into his neck. Behind Closed Doors - advice for families with violence in the home
  • For instance, the man Peasley might have omitted the word knifed; also the explanatory words, argument boat fare, and the word mate. Cappy Ricks Or, the Subjugation of Matt Peasley
  • `The knife severed the spinal cord just where it enters the medulla. WITHOUT REMORSE
  • A blunt knife may be sharpened on a stone, but if a man is stupid there is no help for his stupidity. 
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