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deadly weapon

This page is about the collocation deadly weapon

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

any object that's used for killing

For example

  • A carving knife can be a deadly weapon in the hands of a killer.

  • Any weapon that can fire ten bullets a second is extremely deadly.

Note:
A related collocation is "deadly force"

Quick Quiz

Which can be used a deadly weapon?

a. a pair of scissors

b. a water pistol

c. a killer app

Contributor: Matt Errey