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  1. knot
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  2. noun

    • 1. a fastening made by tying a piece of string, rope, or something similar:

      tie a knot at the end of the cord a complicated knot of racial politics and pride
      Synonym : tie, twist, loop, bow, splice, splicing, join, link, fastening, bond, intertwinement, interlacement, ligature, joint, connection, tangle, entanglement
    • 2. a particular method of tying a knot:

      you need to master two knots, the clove hitch and the sheet bend
    • 3. a tied or folded ribbon, worn as an ornament.

    • 4. a tangled mass in something such as hair.

    • 5. a knob, protuberance, or node in a stem, branch, or root.

    • 6. a hard mass formed in a tree trunk at the intersection with a branch, resulting in a round cross-grained piece in timber when cut through.

    • 7. a hard lump of tissue in an animal or human body.

    • 8. an unpleasant feeling of tightness or tension in a part of the body:

      her stomach was in knots as she unlocked the door
    • 9. a small tightly packed group of people:

      the little knot of people clustered around the doorway
    • 10. a unit of speed equivalent to one nautical mile per hour, used especially of ships, aircraft, or winds.

    • 11. a length marked by knots on a log line, as a measure of speed:

      some days the vessel logged 12 knots

    verb

    • 1. fasten with a knot:

      the scarves were knotted loosely around their throats
    • 2. make (a carpet or other decorative item) with knots.

    • 3. make (something, especially hair) tangled:

      the shampoo knotted my hair terribly
    • 4. cause (a muscle) to become tense and hard.

    • 5. (of the stomach) tighten as a result of nervousness or tension.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: knot, plural noun: knots

    • v.: verb: knot, 3rd person present: knots, gerund or present participle: knotting, past tense: knotted, past participle: knotted

    • noun

      a small, relatively short-billed sandpiper, with a reddish-brown or blackish breast in the breeding season.
    • noun

      a fastening made by looping a piece of string, rope, or something similar on itself and tightening it:

      a particular method of making a knot:

    • verb

      fasten with a knot:

      make (a carpet or other decorative item) with knots.

    • noun

      a small, relatively short-billed sandpiper, with a reddish-brown or blackish breast in the breeding season.
    • adjective

      fastened with or having a knot or knots:

      (of a carpet or other decorative item) made with knots:

    • noun

      the action or craft of tying knots in yarn or string to make carpets or other decorative items.

      the knots tied in a carpet or other item.

    • adjective

      fastened with or having a knot or knots:

      (of a carpet or other decorative item) made with knots:

    • noun

      the action or craft of tying knots in yarn to make carpets or other decorative items.

      the knots tied in a carpet or other item.

    • noun

      a knot that can be undone by a pull.

      a running knot.

    • noun

      another term for blood knot
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