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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 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.
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)







"knit" in British English

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knitverb

uk   /nɪt/  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)

knitnoun [C]

/nɪt/
(used especially in magazines and by people who write about fashion) a knitted piece of clothing: Be warm and chic in cosy cashmere knits.
(Definition of knit from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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