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Definition of "knit" []

  • To make (a fabric or garment) by intertwining yarn or thread in a series of connected loops either by hand, with knitting needles, or on a machine. (verb-transitive)
  • To form (yarn or thread) into fabric by intertwining. (verb-transitive)
  • To join closely; unite securely. (verb-transitive)
  • To draw (the brows) together in wrinkles; furrow. (verb-transitive)
  • To make a fabric or garment by knitting. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "knit" in a sentence
  • "People get so stuck on semantics, using the term knit graffiti is a sarcastic or fun play on words but looking at how graffiti is evolving beyond just a scratched painted image, why can’t yarnbombing be called graffiti, just as light can be called light graffiti etc."
  • "After making your gift, e-mail her at [email protected] ca with your name and e-mail address, and she will register you to win knit-related prizes."
  • "But I don't know if 'closely-knit' is always such a good thing."