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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A fastening made by tying together lengths of material, such as rope, in a prescribed way.

Usage examples (41)
  • He learned to tie twenty knots for his scout badge.
  • knot the shoelaces
  • A small knot of women listened to his sermon
  • The saw buckled when it hit a knot for more
Tutoring comment
  • If "not" (an expression of negation) for the "knot" (a fastening that binds together rope or chord, etc.) the rope would have broke and our efforts been naught.
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