Knife Knife, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Knifed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Knifing}.] 1. (Hort.) To prune with the knife. [1913 Webster]

2. To cut or stab with a knife. [Low] [1913 Webster]

3. Fig.: To stab in the back; to try to defeat by underhand means, esp. in politics; to vote or work secretly against (a candidate of one's own party). [Slang, U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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