knife

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Inflections of 'knife' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": knives
Inflections of 'knife' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
knifes
v 3rd person singular
knifing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
knifed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
knifed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

knife

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [kitchen, butter, steak, bread, pocket, flick] knife
  2. a [paring, boning, dicing, fishing, hunting] knife
  3. a [sharp, dull, bloody, clean, serrated, double-edged] knife
  4. a [ceramic, steel] knife
  5. a [set, collection] of (kitchen) knives
  6. the edge of the knife is [sharp]
  7. a knife for [paring]
  8. a knife to cut [fish, bone, rope]
  9. use a knife to cut the
  10. need to sharpen the knife
  11. the knife needs to be sharpened
  12. [get, grab] a knife from the [kitchen, back, drawer]
  13. [whipped, took, pulled] out a knife
  14. pulled a knife on him
  15. was [stabbed, killed, slashed] with a knife
  16. slit her throat with a knife
  17. [stuck, put] a knife in his back
  18. was left holding the knife
  19. the knife (had) pierced his [heart, artery, throat]
  20. the [audience, crowd] was on a knife's edge
  21. went under the knife
  22. the [pain, memory] cuts like a knife
n as adj
  1. at a knife shop
  2. using a knife [sharpener, grinder]
  3. a [sharp, dull] knife [edge, blade]
v
  1. [attacker, man, killer] knifed him
  2. was knifed on the [street, way home]
  3. was knifed in [jail, prison]
  4. was knifed in the [side, back, chest]
  5. knifed with a [dagger, blade]
  6. knifed to death
  7. knifed and [shot, killed, beat]
  8. the [ship, boat, speedboat] knifed through the water
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