- knit [nıt] v present participle knitting [I and T][: Old English; Origin: cnyttan]1.) past tense and past participle knittedto make clothing out of wool, using two ↑knitting needles→↑crochet▪ My grandmother taught me how to knit.▪ She's knitting a sweater.knit sb sth▪ Emily knitted him some socks.2.) past tense and past participle knittedto use a ↑plain (=basic) knitting stitch▪ Knit one, purl one.3.) past tense and past participle knitto join people, things, or ideas more closely together, or to be joined closely togetherknit together▪ In a good report, individual sentences knit together in a clear way that readers can follow.closely/tightly etc knit(=with all the members having close relationships)▪ a closely knit community▪ Harold is part of a tightly knit team.4.) past tense and past participle knita bone that knits after being broken grows into one piece againknit together▪ The pin holds the bones in place while they knit together.5.) knit your browsto show you are worried, thinking hard etc by moving your ↑eyebrows together>knitter n
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.