knit ( knits 3rd person present) ( knitting present participle) ( knitted past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you knit something, especially an article of clothing, you make it from wool or a similar thread by using two knitting needles or a machine.
I had endless hours to knit and sew... V
I have already started knitting baby clothes... V n
She knitted him 10 pairs of socks to take with him... V n n
During the war, Joan helped her mother knit scarves for soldiers... V n for n
She pushed up the sleeves of her grey knitted cardigan and got to work. V-ed, Also V n into n
Knit is also a combining form., comb in adj ADJ n
Ferris wore a heavy knit sweater.
2 verb If someone or something knits things or people together, they make them fit or work together closely and successfully.
The best thing about sport is that it knits the whole family close together... V n with together
Ordinary people have some reservations about their president's drive to knit them so closely to their neighbors. V n to/into n, Also V n
Knit is also a combining form., comb in adj usu ADJ n
...a tightly knit society.
3 verb When broken bones knit, the broken pieces grow together again.
The bone hasn't knitted together properly. V together
...broken bones that have failed to knit. V
4 If you knit your brows or knit your eyebrows, you frown because you are angry or worried.
knit one's brows/knit one's eyebrows phrase V inflects
They knitted their brows and started to grumble..., Billy's eyebrows knitted together in a little frown.
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