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knot

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1 a number of things considered as a unit
  • from the summit we could see knots of houses up and down the river valley

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2 a small rounded mass of swollen tissue
  • felt a small knot on the back of his head

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3 a uniting or binding force or influence
  • their business partnership is strengthened by the knot of personal friendship

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4 a usually small number of persons considered as a unit
  • knots of people were quietly chatting around the meeting hall

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5 something that requires thought and skill for resolution
  • the situation involved so many legal knots that we decided to get a lawyer

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knot

verb

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to twist together into a usually confused mass
  • the extension cords were hopelessly knotted together

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The first known use of knot was before the 12th century

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“Knot.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/knot. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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