Meaning of KNOT in English

KNOT

transcription, транскрипция: [ nɒt ]

( knots, knotting, knotted)

1.

If you tie a knot in a piece of string, rope, cloth, or other material, you pass one end or part of it through a loop and pull it tight.

One lace had broken and been tied in a knot.

N-COUNT

2.

If you knot a piece of string, rope, cloth, or other material, you pass one end or part of it through a loop and pull it tight.

He knotted the laces securely together...

He knotted the bandanna around his neck.

...a knotted rope.

VERB : V n with together , V n , V-ed

3.

If you feel a knot in your stomach, you get an uncomfortable tight feeling in your stomach, usually because you are afraid or excited.

There was a knot of tension in his stomach.

N-COUNT : oft N of n

4.

If your stomach knots or if something knots it, it feels tight because you are afraid or excited.

I felt my stomach knot with apprehension...

The old dread knotted her stomach.

VERB : V , V n

5.

If part of your face or your muscles knot , they become tense, usually because you are worried or angry.

His forehead knotted in a frown.

...his knotted muscles.

VERB : V , V-ed

6.

A knot in a piece of wood is a small hard area where a branch grew.

N-COUNT

7.

A knot is a unit of speed. The speed of ships, aircraft, and winds is measured in knots.

They travel at speeds of up to 30 knots.

N-COUNT : usu num N

8.

If you tie yourself in knots , you get very confused and anxious. ( INFORMAL )

The press agent tied himself in knots trying to apologise.

PHRASE : V inflects

9.

If you say that two people tie the knot , you mean that they get married. ( INFORMAL )

Len tied the knot with Kate five years ago.

PHRASE : V inflects

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