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charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *刀* | 刀* | *刀
surname Dao
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *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
cutting tool
cutting edge or point of a knife, sword or tool
scissors / CL:
HSK 5
blade / razor blade / tool bit
knife / CL:
shaver / razor
vegetable knife / kitchen knife / cleaver / CL:
a throwing knife / fly cutter (machine tool)
sickle / curved blade to cut grain
screwdriver / CL:
knife blade / crucial point
the edge of a knife / cut / incision
(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
lit. to cut all at one stroke (idiom); to impose uniformity / one solution fits a diversity of problems / one size fits all
tapertail anchovy (Coilia ectenes) / various species of cutlassfish / saury
spatula / scraper
knife and fork / CL:
paring knife / fruit knife / CL:
bayonet
Dolan, a people of the Tarim Basin, Xinjiang, also known as 多郎
knife / CL:
dagger
Pacific saury (Cololabis saira)
to hold a knife / knife-wielding
broadsword / large knife / machete
military knife / saber
Swiss Army knife
sword and spear / weapons
to hone (a knife)
razor
reamer / scissors
cutter / knife
scar from a knife wound
utility knife / box cutter
nail clipper
pencil sharpener (blade-only type)
lancet (surgeon's knife)
shears / large scissors / secateurs
rock-paper-scissors (game)
whetstone (for honing knives)
ice skates / ice skate blades
back of the knife
to appear in sb's show / to give one's support
lit. impervious to sword or spear (idiom) / fig. invulnerable / untouchable / thick-skinned / impervious to criticism
razor
Duodao district of Jingmen city 荊門市|荆门市, Hubei
pencil sharpener
machete
lit. two segments with a single cut (idiom) / fig. to make a clean break (idiom)
to stab / to attack with knife
treasure knife does not age (idiom); old but still vigorous
butcher's knife / abattoir hatchet
steel knife / sword
lever-style guillotine (for chopping fodder etc)
bold and decisive
to give a small demonstration of one's impressive skills (idiom)
lit. to go among enemies with only one's sword (idiom) / fig. to go alone into enemy lines
lit. a dagger hidden in smiles (idiom); friendly manners belying hypocritical intentions / when the fox preaches, look to the geese
chunks obtained by repeatedly cutting a vegetable diagonally and rotating the vegetable after each cut
writing up of official or judicial documents / pettifoggery
to get straight to the point (idiom)
two-faced, three knives (idiom); double-cross / double dealing and back stabbing
to make mincemeat of sb / to hack sb to pieces (used while cursing)
file (metalworking and woodworking tool)
pencil sharpener / CL:
lit. to sharpen one's sword (idiom) / fig. to prepare to attack / to be getting ready for battle
murder weapon (i.e. knife)
scabbard
lit. quick sword cuts through tangled hemp (idiom); decisive action in a complex situation / cutting the Gordian knot
Duodao district of Jingmen city 荊門市|荆门市, Hubei
to hang up the sword
to feel a pain like a knife being twisted in one's heart (idiom)
to have a sharp tongue but a soft heart (idiom)
to feel as if having one's heart cut out (idiom) / to be torn with grief
lit. a good sword always remains sharp (idiom) / fig. (of one's skills etc) to be as good as ever / the old man still has it
screwdriver
trowel
to rob sb of sth they cherish (idiom)
knife work (food preparation)
slash and burn (agriculture)
flick knife / switchblade / spring-loaded knife
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)
lit. mountains of daggers and seas of flames / fig. extreme danger (idiom)
planing tool
bayonet charge
lit. to intervene when one sees an injustice (idiom) / fig. to rush to the rescue / to play the white knight
scythe
prices scissor (caught between low income and high prices)
saber / cavalry sword
sacrificial knife and altar
machete
lay down butcher's knife, become a Buddha on the spot (idiom); instant rehabilitation / to repent and be absolved of one's crimes
inexpert / a botcher
(slang) US dollar / USD
lit. time is a butcher's knife / fig. time marches on, relentless and unforgiving / nothing gold can stay

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