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knots

noun
plural of 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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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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knots

verb
present tense third-person singular of knot

Synonyms & Antonyms of knots (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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“Knots.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/knots. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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