Translation of knife in Spanish:
noun plural knives
- (penknife) navaja (feminine)
cortaplumas (masculine) or (feminine)(dagger) puñal (masculine)he can't use a knife and forkno sabe usar los cubiertosthe Night of the Long Knives (History)la Noche de los Cuchillos Largosit cuts through steel like a knife through buttercorta el acero como si fuera mantequillathe knives are out for him/her (British English) [colloquial]se la tienen juradato get one's knife into somebody [colloquial]ensañarse con alguienshe's certainly got her knife into him
atacar a alguienno cabe duda de que se ha ensañado con élto turn o twist the knife (in the wound) under the knife (Medicine)en la mesa de operacionesthe project came under the knifedieron el tijeretazo al proyectoyou could have cut the air o atmosphere with a knifese respiraba la tensión en el ambienteknife fightpelea (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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