knife

(redirected from twist the knife)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

knife

, pl.

knives

(nīf, nīvz),
A cutting tool consisting of a relatively long, narrow blade with one edge sharpened and a handle. Various specialized knives are used in surgery and dissection. Knives may also be used as weapons to inflict injury or cause death.
[M.E. knif, fr. A.S. cnif, fr. O. Norse knīfr]

knife

(nīf)
n. pl. knives (nīvz)
1. A cutting instrument consisting of a sharp blade attached to a handle.
2. A cutting edge; a blade.
v. knifed, knifing, knifes
v.tr.
To use a knife on, especially to stab; wound with a knife.

knif′er n.

knife

(nīf)
A cutting instrument used in surgery and dissection.
[M.E. knif, fr. A.S. cnif, fr. O. Norse knīfr]

knife

(nīf)
A cutting tool consisting of a relatively long, narrow blade with one edge sharpened and a handle. Various specialized types are used in surgery and dissection.
[M.E. knif, fr. A.S. cnif, fr. O. Norse knīfr]

Patient discussion about knife

Q. Should I go for the knife? I have essential tremor for many years, and in the last few years it seems nothing helps it, and although I tried all the drugs my doctor could offer me, nothing helps. It really ruins my life, and recently I read about a surgery that suppose to treat it, called thalamotomy- does anyone know anything about it?

A. It's a possibility, and considered effective (reducing tremor in most of the patients). However, it has quite serious side effects, that can result even in weakness of some parts of your body. You should think really good before you opt for this treatment. Good luck!

More discussions about knife
References in periodicals archive ?
Aussie centre Joel Moon, 24, scored twice to twist the knife into the Broncos and ensure McDermott was not upstaged by his namesake on the other side of town.
In Wales, there are pockets to empty and the added advantage to business of a bunch of New Labour wimps happy to help twist the knife into guts of the language of their own people.
Gail will discover the truth about what a liar he is, though Lewis aims to get the last laugh by leaving her a cruel message, to twist the knife yet further.
Steve Fulton is ready to twist the knife into the club who revived his flagging career.
Nacer Barazite, Arsenal's on-loan winger then produced a challenger to Commons' wonder goal with a lungbursting run from 20 yards inside his own half, before firing another shot beyond keeper Gilks to twist the knife in the 89th minute.
But was it really necessary to twist the knife in that stomach-churning final statement to the court?
MICHAEL BALLACK tried to twist the knife in Manchester United's wounds as he told Sir Alex Ferguson: "We're now the best team in Europe."