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  *刀* | 刀* | *刀
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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
cutting tool
sword
scissors / CL:
HSK 5
blade / razor blade / tool bit
cutting edge or point of a knife, sword or tool
a throwing knife / fly cutter (machine tool)
knife / CL:
reamer / scissors
shaver / razor
knife / CL:
dagger
screwdriver / CL:
(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
vegetable knife / kitchen knife / cleaver / CL:
broadsword / large knife / machete
military knife / saber
sickle / curved blade to cut grain
knife blade / crucial point
to hone (a knife)
spatula / scraper
the edge of a knife / cut / incision
Swiss Army knife
razor
to hold a knife / knife-wielding
knife and fork / CL:
tapertail anchovy (Coilia ectenes) / various species of cutlassfish / saury
lit. to cut all at one stroke (idiom); to impose uniformity / one solution fits a diversity of problems / one size fits all
bayonet
to stab / to attack with knife
sword and spear / weapons
machete
(dialect) mantis
paring knife / fruit knife / CL:
steel knife / sword
bold and decisive
to give a small demonstration of one's impressive skills (idiom)
Dolan, a people of the Tarim Basin, Xinjiang, also known as 多郎
Pacific saury (Cololabis saira)
scar from a knife wound
file (metalworking and woodworking tool)
murder weapon (i.e. knife)
utility knife / box cutter
Duodao district of Jingmen city 荊門市|荆门市, Hubei
razor
to feel as if having one's heart cut out (idiom) / to be torn with grief
cutter / knife
knife work (food preparation)
nail clipper
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)
spatula
planing tool
massacre
dive knife
pencil sharpener (blade-only type)
pencil sharpener / CL:
lit. impervious to sword or spear (idiom) / fig. invulnerable / untouchable / thick-skinned / impervious to criticism
lancet (surgeon's knife)
back of the knife
pencil sharpener
butcher's knife / abattoir hatchet
to sharpen a knife (or razor etc)
saber / cavalry sword
lit. two segments with a single cut (idiom) / fig. to make a clean break (idiom)
Dagger Society, anti-Qing secret society who mounted an unsuccessful rebellion in 1855
chunks obtained by repeatedly cutting a vegetable diagonally and rotating the vegetable after each cut
treasure knife does not age (idiom); old but still vigorous
rock-paper-scissors (game)
(slang) US dollar / USD
ice skates / ice skate blades
scythe
person charged with decisive action / hatchet man
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
lit. a dagger hidden in smiles (idiom); friendly manners belying hypocritical intentions / when the fox preaches, look to the geese
lit. to sharpen one's sword (idiom) / fig. to prepare to attack / to be getting ready for battle
shears / large scissors / secateurs
clasp knife / folding knife
Duodao district of Jingmen city 荊門市|荆门市, Hubei
writing up of official or judicial documents / pettifoggery
female warrior role in Chinese opera
to make mincemeat of sb / to hack sb to pieces (used while cursing)
peeler / potato peeler
to get straight to the point (idiom)
scabbard
bayonet charge
screwdriver
two-faced, three knives (idiom); double-cross / double dealing and back stabbing
name of "knife" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 18), occurring in , , etc / see also
to rob sb of sth they cherish (idiom)
lit. quick sword cuts through tangled hemp (idiom); decisive action in a complex situation / cutting the Gordian knot
reamer
lever-style guillotine (for chopping fodder etc)
table knife / dinner knife
trowel
Great Sword Society, an offshoot of the White Lotus in the late Qing dynasty, involved in anti-Western activity at the time of the Boxer rebellion

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