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knife

knife

 
 
pronunciation:
naIf
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: knives
definition: an instrument or utensil with a handle and a thin, sharp blade, used for cutting.
 
similar words:
blade, cutter, dagger, jackknife, pocketknife, saber, switchblade, sword
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: knifed, knifes, knifing
definition: to cut or stab with a knife.
synonyms:
cut, pierce, slice, stab, stick
similar words:
cleave, impale, lance, penetrate, slash, transfix
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to move through something with or as if with a knife.
He knifed through the water.
synonyms:
cleave, cut, slice
similar words:
penetrate, pierce, slash, stab
derivations: knifelike (adj.), knifer (n.)
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