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knife

1. noun COOK utensil2. noun POLICE, LAW, HUNT weapon3. noun for special purpose4. verb move (through sth) like a knife5. verb POLICE, LAW stab
phrases
1 noun COOK utensilscian fem2  c m ublunt knife scian mhaolknife edge faobhar scineset of knives foireann sceana 2 noun POLICE, LAW, HUNT weaponscian fem2  c m uto carry a knife scian a iompar, scian a bheith agatshe brandished a knife at me bhagair sí scian ormhe pulled a knife on her tharraing sé scian uirthi
Taispeáin iontráil iomlán 
3 noun for special purposescian fem2  c m u 4 verb literary move (through sth) like a knife INTRANSITIVEgearr verb  c m uthe boat knifed through the water ghearr an bád tríd an uisce 5 verb POLICE, LAW stab TRANSITIVEscean verb  c m usáigh verb  c m ushe got knifed sceanadh í, sádh le scian í
phrases

an accent you could cut with a knife

informal blas iontach láidirshe had an accent you could cut with a knife pejorative bhí blas iontach láidir ar a cuid cainte, bhí canúint an-tíriúil uirthi, ba thútach mar a labhair sí pejorative

tension you could cut with a knife

(also

tension that could be cut with a knife

) informal you could cut the tension there with a knife bhí teannas uafásach ann

to go under the knife

informal (also

go under the surgeon's knife

, be under the knife

) dul faoi scian

like a hot knife through butter

(also

like a knife through butter

) informal go héascait went through my finger like a hot knife through butter chuaigh sé trí mo mhéar gan stró, chuaigh sé caol díreach trí mo mhéar

to not be the sharpest knife in the drawer

informal, humorous he's not the sharpest knife in the drawer ní hé is meabhraí ar domhan, ní hé is cliste ar domhan

to stick the knife in

informal (also

to get the knife in

, to put the knife in

) 'Your book is rubbish,' she said, sticking the knife in completely. 'Níl cuma ná caoi ar do leabhar,' ar sí gan taise gan trua.

to stick the knife into sb

informal (also

to put the knife into sb

) an scian a chur i nduineduine a ghortú

the knives are out

informal also humorous tá an lasair sa bharrachtá siad ina dtine bhruitetá faobhar á chur ar na sceana

the knives are out for sb

informal also humorous the knives are out for the manager tá an chloch sa mhuinchille don bhainisteoir, tá an cat crochta roimh an mbainisteoir

to twist the knife in the wound

informal (also

to turn the knife in the wound

, to twist the knife

) cor a bhaint as an sciansalann a cur ar an gcneá

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