Thursday, October 20, 2011

Definition of Knit (verb)

Let's take a look at the word knit in verb form.

Transitive verb
  • chiefly dialect : to tie together
  • to link firmly or closely, knitted my hands
  • to cause to grow together,
  • to contract into wrinkles, knitted her brow
  • to form by interlacing yarn or thread in a series of connected loops with needles
Intransitive verb
  • to make knitted fabrics or objects
  • to become compact
  • to grow together
  • to become drawn together
I think that the definition (besides the practice of knitting itself) "to cause to grow together" is the most interesting. In looking at science knitting articles, I have found the word used a lot in cases with broken bones, so the example found in the dictionary is fitting.

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