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knot

noun [C]  us   /nɑt/

knot noun [C] (FASTENING)

a fastening made by tying together a piece or pieces of string, rope, cloth, etc.: Wrap this string around the package and then tie a knot. fig. She’s so nervous, her stomach is in knots (= feels tight and uncomfortable).

knot noun [C] (GROUP)

a group of people or things: After the game, disappointed knots of people drifted away.

knot noun [C] (WOOD)

a hard, dark area on a tree or piece of wood where a branch was joined to the tree

knot noun [C] (MEASUREMENT)

a measure of speed for ships, aircraft, or movements of water and air equal to approximately 6076 feet (1.85 kilometers) an hour
knot
verb [I/T]  us   /nɑt/ (-tt-)
[T] He knotted his tie carefully.
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