Translation: from spanish

as sharp as a knife

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  • knife-edged — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : having an edge like a knife; usually : extremely sharp or precise knife edged pleats a knife edged wit * * * /nuyf ejd /, adj. having a thin, sharp edge. [1860 65] * * * knife edged «NYF EHJD», adjective. having …   Useful english dictionary

  • sharp·en·er — /ˈʃɑɚpənɚ/ noun, pl ers [count] : a tool or machine that makes something sharp a pencil/knife sharpener …   Useful english dictionary

  • Knife — (n[imac]f), n.; pl. {Knives} (n[imac]vz). [OE. knif, AS. cn[=i]f; akin to D. knijf, Icel. kn[=i]fr, Sw. knif, Dan. kniv.] 1. An instrument consisting of a thin blade, usually of steel and having a sharp edge for cutting, fastened to a handle, but …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Knife grass — Knife Knife (n[imac]f), n.; pl. {Knives} (n[imac]vz). [OE. knif, AS. cn[=i]f; akin to D. knijf, Icel. kn[=i]fr, Sw. knif, Dan. kniv.] 1. An instrument consisting of a thin blade, usually of steel and having a sharp edge for cutting, fastened to a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Knife play — is form of consensual BDSM edgeplay involving knives, daggers, and swords as a source of physical and mental stimulation. Knives are typically used to cut away clothing, scratch the skin, remove wax after wax play, or simply provide sensual… …   Wikipedia

  • knife-edge — [nīf′ej΄] n. 1. the edge of a knife 2. any very sharp edge 3. a metal wedge whose fine edge serves as the fulcrum for a scale beam, pendulum, etc. * * * knife edge (nīfʹĕj ) n. 1. A sharp cutting edge. 2. A sharp, narrow edge or border: “saying… …   Universalium

  • knife — [nīf] n. pl. knives [ME knif < OE cnif, akin to Ger kneif, ON knīfr < IE * gneibh (> Lith gnaibis, a pinching): for base see KNEAD] 1. a cutting or stabbing instrument with a sharp blade, single edged or double edged, set in a handle 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • sharp — [adj1] knifelike, cutting aciculate, acuate, acuminate, acuminous, acute, apical, barbed, briery, cuspate, cuspidate, edged, fine, ground fine, honed, horned, jagged, keen, keen edged, knife edged, needlelike, needle pointed, peaked, pointed,… …   New thesaurus

  • knife-edge — n [singular] 1.) a situation in which the result is extremely uncertain on a knife edge ▪ His future in the job is balanced on a knife edge . ▪ a knife edge vote 2.) a situation which makes someone very anxious on a knife edge ▪ Living with him,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • knife-point — knifeˈ point noun The sharp tip of a knife (at knife point under threat of injury by a knife) • • • Main Entry: ↑knife …   Useful english dictionary

  • knife edge — knife′ edge n. 1) the cutting edge of a knife 2) anything with a sharp edge 3) hor a wedge on the fine edge of which a scale beam, pendulum, or the like, balances or oscillates • Etymology: 1810–20 knife′ edged , adj …   From formal English to slang


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