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knot

2 verb
     
knot2 past tense and past participle knotted, present participle knotting
1 [transitive] to tie together two ends or pieces of string, rope, cloth etc:
A pretty scarf was loosely knotted around her neck.
2 [intransitive] if hair, a thread etc knots, it becomes twisted together
3 [intransitive and transitive] if a muscle or other part of your body knots, or is knotted, it feels tight and uncomfortable:
Fear and anxiety knotted her stomach.

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