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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.  
LITERARY  
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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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.  
LITERARY  
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.     


close-knit     
A close-knit group of people are closely linked, do things together, and take an interest in each other.      adj   usu ADJ n  
Events over the last year have created a close-knit community.     

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knit

  
1    affix, ally, bind, connect, contract, fasten, heal, interlace, intertwine, join, link, loop, mend, secure, tie, unite, weave  
2    crease, furrow, knot, pucker, wrinkle  

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kit, knight, knitting, knitwear

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
v.
spoil someone's plans; spoil someone's pleasure or joy.
I hate to rain on your parade, but we will not be able to host your birthday party next week.
exp.
stop talking; refrain from saying something
informal
exp.
be kept waiting
exp.
to lose one's temper
very familiar
exp.
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
id.
make a lot of efforts to understand something
exp.
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
exp.
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.
exp.
get rid of a strong feeling towards something or someone
[Informal] If you have done something wrong, tell him and get it out of your system. After the break up, it took him some while to get her out of his system.
v.
snubbing people by using one's mobile phone
[Neologism] portmanteau word : phone + snubbing
exp.
go for something, take one's chances
v.
the act of pushing one's face in between two ample breasts, and rocking one's head side to side very rapidly while making a vigorous, lip-vibrating "brrr" sound
[Slang]
n.
it's a unintended call which happens when the keys are not blocked in one's pocket
n.
posting a picture of one's pet on social media, with a sign describing the animal's wrongdoing
more specific: cat shaming or dog shaming
n.
a photo of one's suntanned legs usually taken with a smartphone and shared on social media
[Neologism] combination of "legs" and "selfie". Legsies are commonly used to brag about one's vacation
n.
the fear of being unable to use one's mobile phone
This can happen when losing the device, when out of battery, credit or network coverage
n.
dominant position, use of an office with power and influence to expose or impose one's views
canned by Theodore Roosevelt
exp.
act in accordance with what is set verbally; apply what one's preaching for; double words by action;
often used in combination with "talk the talk".
v.
to get rid of one's frustration (for example by doing something violent or impulsive)
v.
take a decision based on one's subjective conclusions, when objective evidence is not available
q.
This expression means it is better to let one's emotions out, rather than bottled up inside. It is also often said when someone has gas.
this is just something my grandmother would say in cajun french
exp.
a poetic or humorous way of expressing one's fervent wish for somehting
oh for a bit of sunshine!
exp.
symbolically killing one’s internet unique identity.
[Tech.]
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