knife

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knife is part of the Basic English 850.

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Noun[change]

Singular
knife

Plural
knives

A few kitchen knives: chef's knife, bread knife, steak knife, and paring knife
  1. (countable) A knife is a tool that cuts.
    He ate with his knife and fork.
  2. (countable) A knife is a tool with a thin edge.
    He worked with a putty knife.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
knife

Third-person singular
knifes

Past tense
knifed

Past participle
knifed

Present participle
knifing

  1. If you knife someone, you stab someone with a knife; you make a hole in them.
    The gang knifed him sixteen times.

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