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English definition of “knot”

knot

verb [I] (FORM MASS)    /nɒt/ US  /nɑːt/ (-tt-)
to form a tight , hard, rounded mass : His muscles knotted (= swelled ) with the strain .Bending, twisting and curving knotted     /ˈnɒt.ɪd/ US  /ˈnɑː.t̬ɪd/ adjective a knotted rope Fastening and tying
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