closely-knit
close-knit close-knit closely-knit closely-knitadj. bound together by intimate ties, social, personal, cultural or political; as, closely-knit little villages; a close-knit family. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • closely knit — adjective held together as by social or cultural ties (Freq. 1) a close knit family close knit little villages the group was closely knit • Syn: ↑close knit • Similar to: ↑close …   Useful english dictionary

  • closely-knit — close knit [close knit] [ˌkləʊs ˈnɪt] [ˌkloʊs] (also less frequent ˌclosely ˈknit) adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • knit — [nıt] v present participle knitting [I and T] [: Old English; Origin: cnyttan] 1.) past tense and past participle knitted to make clothing out of wool, using two ↑knitting needles →↑crochet ▪ My grandmother taught me how to knit. ▪ She s knitting …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • knit — verb past tense and past participle knitted or knitting (I, T) 1 also knit up to make clothing out of wool using two knitting needles: knit sb sth: She s knitting me a sweater. compare crochet 2 technical to use a plain (=basic) knitting stitch:… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • knit´ter — knit «niht», verb, knit|ted or knit, knit|ting, noun. –v.t. 1. to make (cloth or an article of clothing) by looping yarn or thread together with long needles: »She is knitting a sweater …   Useful english dictionary

  • Knit — (n[i^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Knit} or {Knitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Knitting}.] [OE. knitten, knutten, As. cnyttan, fr. cnotta knot; akin to Icel. kn[=y]ta, Sw. knyta, Dan. knytte. See {Knot}.] 1. To form into a knot, or into knots; to tie… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Knit — (n[i^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Knit} or {Knitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Knitting}.] [OE. knitten, knutten, As. cnyttan, fr. cnotta knot; akin to Icel. kn[=y]ta, Sw. knyta, Dan. knytte. See {Knot}.] 1. To form into a knot, or into knots; to tie… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knit — [nit] vt. knitted or knit, knitting [ME knitten < OE cnyttan (akin to Ger knütten, to tie (fishing) nets) < base of cnotta, KNOT1] 1. to make (cloth or a garment) by interconnecting loops of yarn or thread in rows of stitches by means of a… …   English World dictionary

  • Knit — Knit, v. i. 1. To form a fabric by interlacing yarn or thread; to weave by making knots or loops. [1913 Webster] 2. To be united closely; to grow together; as, broken bones will in time knit and become sound. [1913 Webster] {To knit up}, to wind… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knit — [[t]nɪ̱t[/t]] knits, knitting, knitted (The past tense can be either knit or knitted for meaning 4.) 1) VERB If you knit something, especially an article of clothing, you make it from wool or a similar thread by using two knitting needles or a… …   English dictionary

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