Definition of knot verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    knot

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//nɒt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//nɑːt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they knot
    BrE BrE//nɒt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//nɑːt//
     
    he / she / it knots
    BrE BrE//nɒts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//nɑːts//
     
    past simple knotted
    BrE BrE//ˈnɒtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɑːtɪd//
     
    past participle knotted
    BrE BrE//ˈnɒtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɑːtɪd//
     
    -ing form knotting
    BrE BrE//ˈnɒtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɑːtɪŋ//
     
    Styling hair, Fear
     
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    tie with knot
  1. 1[transitive] knot something to fasten something with a knot or knots He carefully knotted his tie. She wore a scarf loosely knotted around her neck.
  2. twist
  3. 2[intransitive] to become twisted into a knot synonym tangle
  4. 3[transitive] knot something to twist hair into a particular shape She wore her hair loosely knotted on top of her head. See related entries: Styling hair
  5. muscles
  6. 4[intransitive, transitive] knot (something) if muscles, etc. knot or something knots them, they become hard and painful because of fear, excitement, etc. She felt her stomach knot with fear. See related entries: Fear
  7. Word Origin Old English cnotta, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch knot.Extra examples I knotted the ropes together securely. She knotted the scarf loosely around her neck.Idioms (British English, informal, slang) a rude way of telling somebody to go away or of telling them that you are annoyed with them
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