knit [ nıt ] (past tense and past participle knit or knit|ted) verb **
1. ) intransitive or transitive to make something such as a piece of clothing using wool and sticks called knitting needles:
She reads and knits to pass the time.
knit someone something: I'm knitting him a sweater for Christmas.
knit something for someone: She knitted a blanket for the baby.
a ) TECHNICAL to knit using plain stitches
2. ) knit or knit up intransitive if a broken bone knits, its parts join together again
a ) intransitive or transitive to join together or work together as one group:
How did such disparate groups knit themselves into a single organization?
knit your brows/eyebrows
to move your EYEBROWS close together in an expression that shows you are feeling worried or serious, or are thinking carefully about something

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.


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  • knit — [nıt] v present participle knitting [I and T] [: Old English; Origin: cnyttan] 1.) past tense and past participle knitted to make clothing out of wool, using two ↑knitting needles →↑crochet ▪ My grandmother taught me how to knit. ▪ She s knitting …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Knit — (n[i^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Knit} or {Knitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Knitting}.] [OE. knitten, knutten, As. cnyttan, fr. cnotta knot; akin to Icel. kn[=y]ta, Sw. knyta, Dan. knytte. See {Knot}.] 1. To form into a knot, or into knots; to tie… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • knit — nit vb, knit or knit·ted; knit·ting vt to cause to grow together <time and rest will knit a fractured bone> vi to grow together <fractures in old bones knit slowly> …   Medical dictionary

  • Knit — Knit, v. i. 1. To form a fabric by interlacing yarn or thread; to weave by making knots or loops. [1913 Webster] 2. To be united closely; to grow together; as, broken bones will in time knit and become sound. [1913 Webster] {To knit up}, to wind… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knit — The past tense and past participle form of the verb in its main meaning is knitted (a knitted scarf). In figurative meanings, knitted and knit are both used (She knit/knitted her brows / a close knit group) …   Modern English usage

  • knit — [nit] vt. knitted or knit, knitting [ME knitten < OE cnyttan (akin to Ger knütten, to tie (fishing) nets) < base of cnotta, KNOT1] 1. to make (cloth or a garment) by interconnecting loops of yarn or thread in rows of stitches by means of a… …   English World dictionary

  • Knit — Knit, n. Union knitting; texture. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knit — ► VERB (knitting; past and past part. knitted or (especially in sense 3) knit) 1) make by interlocking loops of yarn with knitting needles or on a machine. 2) make (a plain stitch) in knitting. 3) unite or join together. 4) tighten (one s… …   English terms dictionary

  • knit — index connect (join together), join (bring together), related Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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