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  *刀* | 刀* | *刀
knife / blade / single-edged sword / cutlass / CL: / (slang) dollar (loanword) / classifier for sets of one hundred sheets (of paper) / classifier for knife cuts or stabs
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scissors / CL:
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  *刀* | 刀* | *刀
surname Dao
sword
cutting tool
blade / razor blade / tool bit
cutting edge or point of a knife, sword or tool
(of a surgeon) to perform an operation / (of a patient) to have an operation / to decapitate / to behead / to single out as a point of attack
steel knife / sword
sickle / curved blade to cut grain
hand formed into a flat shape, as for a karate chop
knife blade / crucial point
knife-shaved noodles (pared or shaved into strips), a Shanxi specialty
razor
file (metalworking and woodworking tool)
lit. impervious to sword or spear (idiom) / fig. invulnerable / untouchable / thick-skinned / impervious to criticism
whetstone (for honing knives)
(slang) US dollar / USD
shaver / razor
the edge of a knife / cut / incision
knife / CL:
sword and spear / weapons
planing tool
to lend sb a knife to kill sb / to get sb else to do one's dirty work / to attack using the strength of another (idiom)
paring knife / fruit knife / CL:
to make mincemeat of sb / to hack sb to pieces (used while cursing)
to hone (a knife)
vegetable knife / kitchen knife / cleaver / CL:
utility knife / box cutter
dagger
lancet (surgeon's knife)
table knife / dinner knife
bayonet
screwdriver / CL:
to feel as if having one's heart cut out (idiom) / to be torn with grief
knives / cutlery
lit. two segments with a single cut (idiom) / fig. to make a clean break (idiom)
to hold a knife / knife-wielding
(gaming) to finish off a wounded combatant / (fig.) to attack sb who is already under fire / to pile on / (sphragistics) to retouch a seal after taking a first impression
butcher's knife / abattoir hatchet
back of the knife
spatula / scraper
racing skates (for ice-skating)
katana
a throwing knife / fly cutter (machine tool)
knife and fork / CL:
knife work (food preparation)
lit. quick sword cuts through tangled hemp (idiom); decisive action in a complex situation / cutting the Gordian knot
flick knife / switchblade / spring-loaded knife
saber / cavalry sword
to appear in sb's show / (fig.) to give one's support to an endeavor by taking on an important role in it
Defense of the Ancients (DotA), video game
to stab / to attack with knife
dive knife
broadsword / large knife / machete
machete
machete
knife / CL:
Dolan, a people of the Tarim Basin, Xinjiang, also known as 多郎
lit. mountains of daggers and seas of flames / fig. extreme danger (idiom)
to feel a pain like a knife being twisted in one's heart (idiom)
lit. to cut all at one stroke (idiom); to impose uniformity / one solution fits a diversity of problems / one size fits all
chunks obtained by repeatedly cutting a vegetable diagonally and rotating the vegetable after each cut
cutter / knife
blade
reamer
military knife / saber
tool change (mechanics)
scar from a knife wound
writing up of official or judicial documents / pettifoggery
shears / large scissors / secateurs
ice skates / ice skate blades
female warrior role in Chinese opera
Pacific saury (Cololabis saira)
treasure knife does not age (idiom); old but still vigorous
lay down butcher's knife, become a Buddha on the spot (idiom); instant rehabilitation / to repent and be absolved of one's crimes
to get straight to the point (idiom)
lit. there is a knife above the character for lust / fig. lascivious activities can lead to bitter consequences
bold and decisive
razor
Swiss Army knife
lever-style guillotine (for chopping fodder etc)
lit. to go among enemies with only one's sword (idiom) / fig. to go alone into enemy lines
clasp knife / folding knife
rock-paper-scissors (game)
lit. to sharpen one's sword (idiom) / fig. to prepare to attack / to be getting ready for battle
lit. a dagger hidden in smiles (idiom); friendly manners belying hypocritical intentions / when the fox preaches, look to the geese
scabbard
to rob sb of sth they cherish (idiom)
tool magazine (computer-aided manufacturing)
lit. knifes piercing both sides (idiom) / fig. to attach a great importance to friendship, up to the point of being able to sacrifice oneself for it
annoying person / troublemaker / pain in the neck
sharp knife / knife (weapon)
hunting knife
tapertail anchovy (Coilia ectenes) / various species of cutlassfish / saury
meat cleaver
two-faced, three knives (idiom); double-cross / double dealing and back stabbing
sacrificial knife and altar

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