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Synonyms for knife
naɪf; naɪvzknife

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. knifenoun

    edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle


  2. knifenoun

    a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point


  3. tongue, knifeverb

    any long thin projection that is transient

    "tongues of flame licked at the walls"; "rifles exploded quick knives of fire into the dark"

    tongue, natural language, glossa, lingua, spit, clapper

  4. knife, stabverb

    use a knife on

    "The victim was knifed to death"

    prod, dig, stab, poke, jab

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PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "knife":

    knives, blade, dagger, shiv, messer, scalpel, cutter, stab, razor, dao


  1. List of known nicknames for "Knife":

    Duncan McCoshan

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How to use knife in a sentence?

  1. Raymond Chandler:

    There was a desert wind blowing that night. It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch. On nights like that every booze party ends in a fight. Meek little wives feel the edge of the carving knife and study their husbands' necks. Anything can happen.

  2. Buddha:

    The tongue like a sharp knife... Kills without drawing blood.

  3. Police John Drake:

    He deescalated by retreating, he moved backwards, again ordering the individual to drop the weapon… You can’t use a less lethal if someone is attacking you with a knife.

  4. Trent Copeland:

    He also doesn’t want to be portrayed as the bumbling cop who had evidence here and did not do anything with it, he did ask what he should do with that knife.

  5. Judge James Brown:

    To me, that’s unprecedented insanity, here we have a situation where we have two little girls having a dispute. One is given a knife by her mother and basically encouraged to kill another little girl.

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