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

Translation of knife in Spanish:

noun plural knives

  • (penknife)
    navaja (feminine)
    cortaplumas (masculine) or (feminine)
    he can't use a knife and fork
    no sabe usar los cubiertos
    the Night of the Long Knives (History)
    la Noche de los Cuchillos Largos
    it cuts through steel like a knife through butter
    corta el acero como si fuera mantequilla
    the knives are out for him/her (British English) [colloquial]
    se la tienen jurada
    to get one's knife into somebody [colloquial]
    ensañarse con alguien
    atacar a alguien
    she's certainly got her knife into him
    no cabe duda de que se ha ensañado con él
    to turn o twist the knife (in the wound) under the knife (Medicine)
    en la mesa de operaciones
    the project came under the knife
    dieron el tijeretazo al proyecto
    you could have cut the air o atmosphere with a knife
    se respiraba la tensión en el ambiente
    knife fight
    pelea (feminine) con navajas ( or cuchillos etc)
    Example sentences
    • He studied the padded envelope for a moment, before pulling out a pocket knife and cutting into one of the ends.
    • Take your sharpest serrated bread knife and cut the stick in half across the middle.
    • Jake was carrying a sharp kitchen knife from his grandmother's house.

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