knot


knot
01. She tied the string in a [knot].
02. It was hard to chop the wood because it was full of [knots].
03. The little boy had tied his shoelace in a [knot] and couldn't get it undone.
04. John showed me a good [knot] to use when tying the kayaks onto the roof of the car.
05. She [knotted] a handkerchief around her head to keep her hair out of her eyes.
06. My dad [knotted] a couple of ropes to a strong branch in the oak tree and made a swing for us kids.
07. The young boy had to be shown how to make a proper [knot] in his tie.
08. The little girl was crying as her mother combed her hair because it was so full of [knots].
09. If I don't use conditioner in my hair after I shampoo it, it gets tons of [knots] in it.
10. My stomach was in [knots] when I had to give a presentation in front of the class.
11. The submarine was travelling on the surface at a speed of about 5 [knots] when it collided with a sailboat.
12. There's a [knotty] old pine tree in the yard where the birds always make their nest.
13. A small [knot] of fans waited for the players outside the stadium after the game was over.
14. There was a [knot] of students standing nervously by the bulletin boards where their marks were to be posted.
15. His wife massaged the [knots] out of the muscles in his back.
16. I felt my gut [knot] with tension before I went into my boss' office.
17. There was a fifteen-[knot] wind blowing, so we kept the canoe close to the shore.
18. Just tie your laces in a bow. If you tie them in a [knot], you won't be able to get them undone.
19. Elephants can learn to untie a [knot] using their trunks.
20. A fully loaded supertanker, travelling at a normal speed of around 16 [knots] takes about twenty minutes to come to a stop.
21. The Titanic was sailing at a speed of 22 [knots] at the time it hit the iceberg.
22. We learned various kinds of [knots] in my sailing course.
23. Rock climbers use different [knots] for different functions.
24. A crew member threw her the rope from the boat, and she [knotted] it around a post on the dock.
25. Those [knotty] pieces of wood will burn more slowly.
26. The boat has a top speed of about 10 [knots].
27. His mother showed him how to tie a [knot] at the end of the string in his swimsuit so that it wouldn't slip out.
28. The executioner slipped the rope around the condemned man's neck, and then pulled the [knot] tight.
29. He wrapped a piece of string around the package and tied it with a [knot].
30. A Ghanaian proverb notes that there is bound to be a [knot] in a very long string.
31. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry once suggested that man is a [knot], a web, a mesh into which relationships are tied.
32. William Congreve wrote that music hath charm to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a [knotted] oak.
33. John Toomer once stated that we learn the rope of life by untying its [knots].

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Knot — (n[o^]t), n. [OE. knot, knotte, AS. cnotta; akin to D. knot, OHG. chnodo, chnoto, G. knoten, Icel. kn[=u]tr, Sw. knut, Dan. knude, and perh. to L. nodus. Cf. {Knout}, {Knit}.] 1. (a) A fastening together of the parts or ends of one or more… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knot — [nɒt ǁ nɑːt] noun 1. tie the knot JOURNALISM if two companies tie the knot, they join and become one company; = MERGE: • Banks across the country tied the knot as a way to cut costs and boost earnings. 2. [countable] a measurement of the speed at …   Financial and business terms

  • knot — I {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mos IIIb, Mc. knocie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} mały chłopiec, szkrab, malec : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Był tam taki mały knot. {{/stl 10}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}} {{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}knot II {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. a, Mc …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • knot — knot1 [nät] n. [ME knotte < OE cnotta, akin to Du knot, Swed knut, Ger knoten < IE * gn eu t < base * gen , to press together > KNOB, KNEAD] 1. a lump or knob in a thread, cord, etc., formed by passing one free end through a loop and… …   English World dictionary

  • Knot — Knot, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Knotted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Knotting}.] 1. To tie in or with, or form into, a knot or knots; to form a knot on, as a rope; to entangle. Knotted curls. Drayton. [1913 Webster] As tight as I could knot the noose. Tennyson …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knot — ► NOUN 1) a fastening made by looping a piece of string, rope, etc. on itself and tightening it. 2) a tangled mass in hair, wool, etc. 3) a protuberance in a stem, branch, or root. 4) a hard mass in wood at the intersection of a trunk with a… …   English terms dictionary

  • Knot — Knot, v. i. 1. To form knots or joints, as in a cord, a plant, etc.; to become entangled. [1913 Webster] Cut hay when it begins to knot. Mortimer. [1913 Webster] 2. To knit knots for fringe or trimming. [1913 Webster] 3. To copulate; said of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knot — [n1] bow, loop bond, braid, bunch, coil, connection, contortion, entanglement, gnarl, helix, hitch, joint, kink, ligament, ligature, link, mat, nexus, perplexity, rosette, screw, snag, snarl, spiral, splice, tangle, tie, twirl, twist, vinculum,… …   New thesaurus

  • knot|ty — «NOT ee», adjective, ti|er, ti|est. 1. full of knots: »knotty wood. ... the knotty side of an old Pollarel tree (Keats). A modern kitchen with knotty pine cabinets and exhaust fans (New York Times). SYNONYM(S): gnarled …   Useful english dictionary

  • knot — knot. См. узел. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Knot — (Kanutsvogel), so v.w. Strandläufer …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon


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