Knot Knot, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Knotted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Knotting}.] 1. To tie in or with, or form into, a knot or knots; to form a knot on, as a rope; to entangle. ``Knotted curls.'' --Drayton. [1913 Webster]

As tight as I could knot the noose. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. To unite closely; to knit together. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

3. To entangle or perplex; to puzzle. [Obs. or R.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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