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knit
also: present participle knitting past tense & past participle knitted or knit
American English: /nɪt/
British English: /nɪt/

Translation of knit in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (sweater) (by hand)
    (with machine)
    knit one, purl one
    uno (al) derecho, uno (al) revés
    knit two together
    tejer or (Spain) coger dos puntos juntos
    she can knit you up a scarf in a day
    te puede hacer or tejer una bufanda en un día
    1.2
    also: knitted o (American English) knit past participle
    (jacket/cuffs)
    de punto
  • 2 2.1

    knit (together)

    (join, unite)
    (bones)
    they are a tightly knit family
    son or es una familia muy unida
    2.2to knit one's brows
    fruncir el ceño
    Example sentences
    • We are very fortunate to have a group of staff who knit together as a team and excel in what they do.
    • Europe, viciously divided against itself for centuries, has knit together into a democratic and civil society.
    • Small-leaved plants that tolerate close clipping will quickly knit together to form a seamless hedge.

intransitive verb

  • 1.1 (by hand)
    hacer punto or calceta (Spain)
    (with machine)
    1.2

    knit (together)

    (join)
    (bones)
    soldarse
    Example sentences
    • He was taken to York District Hospital, where surgeons operated the next day, inserting a pin in the tibia to help knit the bones together.
    • He went for a final scan and it was all clear and the bone has knitted perfectly.
    • For the first 12 weeks I lay in bed at home in a morphine-induced haze as my bones slowly knitted.
    1.3his brows knitted in a frown
    frunció el ceño
    Example sentences
    • Members of the cooperative spin and dye wool, knit sweaters, and also make ceramic crafts.
    • In the evenings, my mother read to us, and we knitted socks and sweaters for my dad in the army, and listened to the radio.
    • In her spare time, she knitted socks and jumpers.

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