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knit

knit

 
 
pronunciation:
nIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: knit, knits, knitted, knitting
definition 1: to make by using either long, hand-held needles or a machine to link together loops of yarn.
She's knitting a sweater for her grandchild.
 
similar words:
crochet, loom, purl, weave
definition 2: to join or link in such a manner to construct a garment or the like.
I'm going to knit this yarn into a shawl.
similar words:
interlace, interweave, purl, weave
definition 3: to bring or join into a closely unified whole; unite.
His goal was to knit his men into an efficient fighting force.
synonyms:
converge, join, merge, unify, unite
similar words:
ally, assemble, bind, combine, connect, gather, link, weave
definition 4: to compress or move closely together, forming wrinkles.
Puzzling over the problem, she knit her brow.
synonyms:
crease, crinkle, furrow, pucker, purse, wrinkle
similar words:
compress, crumple
definition 5: in knitting, to make a standard stitch.
Knit a row, then purl a row.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to perform the action of knitting.
In the evening, she sat in her armchair and knitted.
similar words:
crochet, purl
definition 2: to interlock or join together cohesively.
The edges of the badly-set bone didn't knit properly.
synonyms:
connect, interlock
similar words:
cohere, join, link, merge, unite
definition 3: to be compressed and wrinkled.
His brow knitted with concern.
synonyms:
crease, crinkle, furrow, pucker, wrinkle
similar words:
crumple
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an item or fabric produced by knitting.
I'd prefer a knit to a broadcloth.
derivations: knittable (adj.), knitter (n.)