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knit

verb 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 long needles to connect wool or another type of thread into joined rows: She's forever knitting. She's busy knitting baby clothes. [+ 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 basic type 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 broken bone should begin to knit (together) in a few days.closely/tightly knit (also close/tight-knit) closely connected: a very close-knit family a tightly knit community The two communities are closely knit by a common faith.
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