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Noun
A fastening made by looping a piece of material on itself and tightening it
“The scarf had been tied into a tight knot, but I managed to tease it undone eventually.”
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A knob, protuberance, or node in a stem, branch, or root
“Every knot and burl on the majestic oak tree represented a significant moment in my life.”
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A small tightly packed group of people
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“Eleonore Riley is sitting in her favorite chair, a small knot of people around her.”
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A unit, grouping or configuration of things
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“A smooth tower, two hundred feet in diameter, rose from a knot of buildings half-hidden by trees on the valley floor.”
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A clump or tuft of something
“On the outside of the right knee is fixed a knot of open silver lace and ribbons intermixed.”
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(figuratively) A difficult or tangled issue or problem requiring resolution
“Lawyers and accountants began to doubt that the financial knot could ever be untangled.”
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A point at which parts of an artificial structure are joined
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A thing that is irregular in form or nature
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A complex system of interconnected elements
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A compact mass of a substance, especially one without a definite or regular shape
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A physical deformity that spoils the appearance or completeness of something
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A difficult or tangled issue or problem requiring resolution
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Something or someone puzzling, mysterious or inexplicable
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Sea mile
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A contortion or deformation, or the act of causing one
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Strong thread or string consisting of two or more strands of hemp or cotton twisted together
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A tool for making smooth, semicircular bends in conduit and pipe
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A situation that is difficult or dangerous
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Something given or worn as a mark of liking or support
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A roll or twist of hair worn at the nape of the neck
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An unexpected or hidden obstacle or drawback
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Used to refer to something regarded as oppressive or restrictive
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To fasten with a knot
“I would watch him knot his tie each morning, looking all dapper in his business attire.”
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To tighten the muscles
“My stomach began to knot with apprehension.”
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To shape badly or incorrectly
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To fasten or fix securely in place
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To form into a knot, or into knots
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Follow a course that forms a loop or loops
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To alter something from its true state, typically to deceive
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