you could cut it with a knife

Definition of you could cut it with a knife

  1. —used to say that something is very strong or intense The excitement/tension in the room was so thick you could cut it with a knife.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the one or ones being addressed — compare thee, thou, ye, your, yours

    :  one

couldplay
  1. : past tense ofcan

    : used in auxiliary function in the past , in the past conditional , and as an alternative to can suggesting less force or certainty or as a polite form in the present

  1. :  to penetrate with or as if with an edged instrument

    :  to hurt the feelings of

    :  to strike sharply with a cutting effect

  1. :  a product of cutting: such as

    :  an opening made with an edged instrument

    :  a wound made by something sharp :  gash

  1. :  marked by a well-developed and highly defined musculature

knifeplay
  1. :  a cutting instrument consisting of a sharp blade fastened to a handle

    :  a weapon or tool resembling a knife

    :  a sharp cutting blade or tool in a machine

  1. :  to use a knife on

    :  to stab, slash, or wound with a knife

    :  to cut, mark, or spread with a knife


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