One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounin phrase at knifepoint
While threatening someone or being threatened with a knife.‘he was mugged at knifepoint’
- ‘A female motorist was threatened at knifepoint during a terrifying car-jacking in Bradford.’
- ‘A landlord who was tied up and threatened at knifepoint while balaclava-clad raiders ransacked his Brentwood pub has told of his horrific ordeal.’
- ‘Moments later he was threatened at knifepoint by the man who spoke with a heavy Irish accent.’
- ‘A sex attacker is being hunted after a teenager was raped at knifepoint and another girl indecently assaulted.’
- ‘When the 14-year-old - who was home alone - answered the door at 6.40 pm last night, the man burst in, grabbed her and held her at knifepoint.’
- ‘She too was driven to a quiet country lane where she was raped at knifepoint.’
- ‘Police last night re-appealed for information five weeks after a 47-year-old businesswoman was abducted and forced to drive to Leeds at knifepoint.’
- ‘Three masked men threatened a receptionist and forced him to open a safe at knifepoint after hiding themselves in the building and then emerging in the early hours.’
- ‘The 17-year-old is alleged to have tried to rob a bus driver at knifepoint with a 16-year-old accomplice, also from west York.’
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