- 1 In senses 3 and 4 knit is usually used for the past tense and past participle. [transitive, intransitive] to make clothes, etc. from wool or cotton thread using two long, thin, knitting needles or a machine knit (something) I knitted this sweater myself. Lucy was sitting on the sofa, knitting. knit somebody something She's knitting the baby a blanket.
- 2 [transitive, intransitive] knit (something) to use a basic stitch in knitting Knit one row, purl one row.
- 3[transitive, intransitive] knit (somebody/something) (together) to join people or things closely together or to be joined closely together a closely/tightly knit community (= one in which relationships are very close) Society is knit together by certain commonly held beliefs.
- 4[intransitive, transitive] knit (something) (of broken bones) to grow together again to form one piece; to make broken bones grow together again synonym mend The bone failed to knit correctly. Idioms
NAmE//nɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they knit
he / she / it knits
past simple knitted
-ing form knitting
to move your eyebrows together, to show that you are thinking hard, feeling angry, etc. synonym frown His brows were knitted in a permanent frown.
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