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  *刀* | 刀* | *刀
surname Dao
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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
HSK 4
sword
scissors / CL:
HSK 5
cutting 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
cutting edge or point of a knife, sword or tool
hand formed into a flat shape, as for a karate chop
blade / razor blade / tool bit
(slang) US dollar / USD
vegetable knife / kitchen knife / cleaver / CL:
screwdriver / CL:
knife and fork / CL:
to hone (a knife)
sickle / curved blade to cut grain
knife / CL:
spatula / scraper
to hold a knife / knife-wielding
a throwing knife / fly cutter (machine tool)
cutter / knife
reamer
katana
utility knife / box cutter
razor
reamer / scissors
paring knife / fruit knife / CL:
knife blade / crucial point
knife / CL:
knife work (food preparation)
file (metalworking and woodworking tool)
broadsword / large knife / machete
knife-shaved noodles (pared or shaved into strips), a Shanxi specialty
lit. to cut all at one stroke (idiom); to impose uniformity / one solution fits a diversity of problems / one size fits all
the edge of a knife / cut / incision
knives / cutlery
to feel as if having one's heart cut out (idiom) / to be torn with grief
table knife / dinner knife
military knife / saber
ice skates / ice skate blades
penetration of a cutting tool
Pacific saury (Cololabis saira)
razor
planing tool
steel knife / sword
scar from a knife wound
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)
Swiss Army knife
bayonet
to rob sb of sth they cherish (idiom)
rock-paper-scissors (game)
treasure knife does not age (idiom); old but still vigorous
bold and decisive
dagger
tool magazine (computer-aided manufacturing)
shaver / razor
machete
lit. impervious to sword or spear (idiom) / fig. invulnerable / untouchable / thick-skinned / impervious to criticism
clasp knife / folding knife
dive knife
back of the knife
sword and spear / weapons
shears / large scissors / secateurs
tool change (mechanics)
lever-style guillotine (for chopping fodder etc)
to stab / to attack with knife
lit. to sharpen one's sword (idiom) / fig. to prepare to attack / to be getting ready for battle
female warrior role in Chinese opera
saber / cavalry sword
machete
butcher's knife / abattoir hatchet
prices scissor (caught between low income and high prices)
lancet (surgeon's knife)
hunting knife
scabbard
to get straight to the point (idiom)
to make mincemeat of sb / to hack sb to pieces (used while cursing)
lit. a dagger hidden in smiles (idiom); friendly manners belying hypocritical intentions / when the fox preaches, look to the geese
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
chunks obtained by repeatedly cutting a vegetable diagonally and rotating the vegetable after each cut
writing up of official or judicial documents / pettifoggery
lit. mountains of daggers and seas of flames / fig. extreme danger (idiom)
flick knife / switchblade / spring-loaded knife
sharp knife / knife (weapon)
inexpert / a botcher
tapertail anchovy (Coilia ectenes) / various species of cutlassfish / saury
to feel a pain like a knife being twisted in one's heart (idiom)
lay down butcher's knife, become a Buddha on the spot (idiom); instant rehabilitation / to repent and be absolved of one's crimes
lit. to go among enemies with only one's sword (idiom) / fig. to go alone into enemy lines
sacrificial knife and altar
Dolan, a people of the Tarim Basin, Xinjiang, also known as 多郎
two-faced, three knives (idiom); double-cross / double dealing and back stabbing
lit. there is a knife above the character for lust / fig. lascivious activities can lead to bitter consequences
lit. quick sword cuts through tangled hemp (idiom); decisive action in a complex situation / cutting the Gordian knot
lit. two segments with a single cut (idiom) / fig. to make a clean break (idiom)
lit. to be the meat on sb's chopping block (idiom) / fig. to be at sb's mercy
to hang up the sword
thinning scissors
scraper / trowel / putty knife
annoying person / troublemaker / pain in the neck

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