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Noun
Difficult or tangled situations
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Plural for 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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Plural for 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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Plural for 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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Plural for a unit, grouping or configuration of things
“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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Plural for 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) Plural for 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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Plural for a point at which parts of a structure are joined
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Plural for a shape produced by a curve that bends around and crosses itself, or something in this shape
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Plural for a complicated or confused situation
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Plural for a complex system of interconnected elements
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Plural for a physical deformity that spoils the appearance or completeness of something
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Plural for a difficult or awkward situation
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Plural for a group of people engaged in a shared enterprise, typically unlawful in nature
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Plural for something or someone puzzling, mysterious or inexplicable
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Plural for sea mile
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Plural for an assembly or meeting, especially one held for a specific purpose
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Plural for a contortion or deformation, or the act of causing one
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Plural for a tool for making smooth, semicircular bends in conduit and pipe
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Plural for something given or worn as a mark of liking or support
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Plural for a roll or twist of hair worn at the nape of the neck
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Plural for an unexpected or hidden obstacle or drawback
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Plural for an ugly or misshapen feature or characteristic
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Plural for used to refer to something regarded as oppressive or restrictive
Verb
To fasten or tangle with, or into, a knot
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“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 join or connect securely together
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To shape badly or incorrectly
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To form into a knot, or into knots
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To 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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