From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Clothes & fashion
knitknit /nɪt/ ●●○ verb (present participle knitting) [intransitive, transitive] 1 DC (past tense and past participle knitted) to make clothing out of wool, using two knitting needlescrochet My grandmother taught me how to knit. She’s knitting a sweater.knit somebody something Emily knitted him some socks.2 (past tense and past participle knitted)DC to use a plain (=basic) knitting stitch Knit one, purl one.3 CONNECTED WITH (past tense and past participle knit) to join people, things, or ideas more closely together, or to be joined closely togetherknit together In a good report, individual sentences knit together in a clear way that readers can follow.closely/tightly etc knit (=with all the members having close relationships) a closely knit community Harold is part of a tightly knit team.4 CURE (past tense and past participle knit) a bone that knits after being broken grows into one piece againknit together The pin holds the bones in place while they knit together.5 knit your browsknitter noun [countable] close-knit, tight-knit
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Examples from the Corpus
knit somebody somethingMom knit me a pair of socks.closely/tightly etc knitThere can be no question that the family of J.M. Barrie was closely knit.It became even more individualistic and displayed few signs of the closely knit and hierarchically organized structure of the previous era.He had become a key player in the New York real-estate game community, which is both tightly knit and secretive.However, it is not in reality a homogeneous, tightly knit electronic world community.Her husband, she says, comes from a very closely knit family and so she continues to feel uneasy.She had married a large, closely knit family.In the closely knit ranks of the Sussex gentry such a royal action could only further enhance growing doubts of Stuart intentions.knit togetherNot at all unlike the Gaian idea of global interdependence, environment and organisms knit together as one.Within each paragraph consider the various sentences and whether they each knit together logically.
Origin knit Old English cnyttan