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Language: Old English
Origin: cnyttan

knit

verb
     
knit present participle knitting [intransitive and transitive]
1DC 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 a sweater.
knit somebody something
Emily knitted him some socks.
2 past tense and past participle knittedDC to use a plain (=basic) knitting stitch:
Knit one, purl one.
3 past tense and past participle knit to join people, things, or ideas more closely together, or to be joined closely together
knit together
In a good report, individual sentences knit together in a clear way that readers can follow.
closely/tightly etc knit (=with all the members having close relationships)
a closely knit community
Harold is part of a tightly knit team.
4 past tense and past participle knit a bone that knits after being broken grows into one piece again
knit together
The pin holds the bones in place while they knit together.
5

knit your brows

to show you are worried, thinking hard etc by moving your eyebrows together
knitter noun [countable]
close-knit, tight-knit

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