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n., pl. knivesPronunciation: (nīvz), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/knife.html on line 87 [key]
v., knifed, knif•ing.


n.
1. an instrument for cutting, consisting essentially of a thin, sharp-edged, metal blade fitted with a handle.
2. a knifelike weapon; dagger or short sword.
3. any blade for cutting, as in a tool or machine.
4. under the knife, in surgery; undergoing a medical operation: The patient was under the knife for four hours.

v.t.
1. to apply a knife to; cut, stab, etc., with a knife.
2. to attempt to defeat or undermine in a secret or underhanded way.

v.i.
to move or cleave through something with or as if with a knife: The ship knifed through the heavy seas.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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