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knit

verb [I/T]  /nɪt/ ( present participle knitting, past tense and past participle knitted or knit) us  

knit verb [I/T] (MAKE CLOTHES)

to make cloth or clothing by connecting yarn (= fiber threads) into rows with two long needles, or to do this with a machine: [T] She’s knitting a scarf for her daughter.

knit verb [I/T] (JOIN)

to join together: [I] She’s got a break in this bone, but the ends of the bones will knit without the need for surgery.
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