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verb knit pronunciation in British English /nɪt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleknitting
past tenseknit or knitted
past participleknit or knitted
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to make something such as a piece of clothing using wool and sticks called knitting needles

    She reads and knits to pass the time.

    knit someone something:

    I’m knitting him a sweater for Christmas.

    knit something for someone:

    She knitted a blanket for the baby.

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    knit together

    [intransitive/transitive] to join together or work together as one group or unit, or to make people or things do this

    How did such disparate groups knit themselves into a single organization?

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    knit together


    knit up

    [intransitive] if a broken bone knits, its parts join together again

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