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Definition of "knots" []

  • Any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a piece of rope, cord, etc, in upon itself, to another piece of rope, or to another object (noun)
  • A prescribed method of tying a particular knot (noun)
  • A tangle, as in hair or string (noun)
  • A decorative bow or fastening, as of ribbon or braid (noun)
  • A small cluster or huddled group (noun)
  • A tie or bond (noun)
  • A difficult problem (noun)
  • A protuberance or lump of plant tissues, such as that occurring on the trunks of certain trees (noun)
  • A hard mass of wood at the point where a branch joins the trunk of a tree (noun)
  • A cross section of this, usually roundish and cross-grained, visible in a piece of timber (noun)
  • A sensation of constriction, caused by tension or nervousness (noun)
  • A lump of vessels or fibres formed in a part, as in a muscle (noun)
  • A protuberance on an organ or part (noun)
  • A unit of speed used by nautical vessels and aircraft, being one nautical mile (about 1.15 statute miles or 1.85 km) per hour (noun)
  • One of a number of equally spaced knots on a log line used to indicate the speed of a ship in nautical miles per hour (noun)
  • To tie or fasten in a knot (verb)
  • To form or cause to form into a knot (verb)
  • To ravel or entangle or become ravelled or entangled (verb)
  • To make (an article or a design) by tying thread in an interlaced pattern of ornamental knots, as in macramé (verb)
  • Plural form of knot. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of knot. (verb)

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Use "knots" in a sentence
  • "Our other relative did not see things in knots of wood, nor, to put it gently, did he Kipple."
  • "Yes, but I have some time right now and watching you tie yourself in knots to insist that things you know nothing about conform to your ideological fantasy is entertaining."
  • "When does liability overshadow whatever convenience Beijing derives from having Pyongyang tie us in knots?"