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British English: /nʌɪf/
American English: /naɪf/

Translation of knife in German:

noun pl. knivesPronunciation: /naɪvz/

  • Messer Neutr.
    put a knife into somebody
    jemandem ein Messer zwischen die Rippen jagen
    like a knife through butter have got one's knife into somebody [figurative]
    einen Hass auf jemanden haben [informal]
    you could [have] cut the atmosphere [figurative]/air with a knife [informal]
    die Atmosphäre war zum Zerreißen gespannt/die Luft war zum Schneiden
    before you can say knife [informal]
    ehe man sichs versieht
    turn or twist the knife [in the wound] [figurative]
    Salz in die Wunde streuen
    the knives are out [for somebody] [figurative]
    das Messer wird [für jemanden] gewetzt
    fork 1 1

transitive verb

  • (stab)
    einstechen auf + Akk.
    (kill) erstechen
    knife somebody in the chest
    jemandem ein/das Messer in die Brust stoßen
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