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Meaning of “knit” in the English Dictionary

"knit" in British English

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knitverb

uk   us   /nɪt/
  • knit verb (MAKE CLOTHES)

B1 [I or T] (present participle knitting, past tense knitted or knit, past participle knitted or knit) to make ​clothes, etc. by using two ​longneedles to ​connectwool or another ​type of ​thread into ​joinedrows: She's ​forever knitting. She's ​busy knitting ​babyclothes. [+ two objects] My ​granny knitted me some ​gloves/knitted some ​gloves for me.
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[T] specialized fabrics (present participle knitting, past tense knitted or knit, past participle knitted or knit) to do the most ​basictype of stitch, when knitting something: Knit one, ​purl one.

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  • knit verb (JOIN)

[I or T] (present participle knitting, past tense knit, past participle knit) to ​join together: The ​brokenbone should ​begin to knit (together) in a few ​days.closely/tightly knit (also close/tight-knit) closelyconnected: a very ​close-knitfamily a ​tightly knit ​community The two ​communities are ​closely knit by a ​commonfaith.
(Definition of knit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"knit" in American English

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knitverb [I/T]

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

to make ​cloth or ​clothing by ​connectingyarn (= ​fiberthreads) into ​rows with two ​longneedles, or to do this with a ​machine: [T] She’s knitting a ​scarf for her ​daughter.
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.
(Definition of knit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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