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Synonyms for knot

tighten

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tie the knot

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Synonyms for knot

that which unites or binds

a number of individuals making up or considered a unit

something that is intricately and often bewilderingly complex

a part that protrudes or extends outward

an unevenness or elevation on a surface

a small raised area of skin resulting from a light blow or an insect sting, for example

to make fast or firmly fixed, as by means of a cord or rope

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a tight cluster of people or things

a hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged

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something twisted and tight and swollen

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a unit of length used in navigation

soft lump or unevenness in a yarn

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a sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere

tie or fasten into a knot

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References in classic literature ?
And as Madame Defarge moved on from group to group, all three went quicker and fiercer among every little knot of women that she had spoken with, and left behind.
Beyond the pit stood the little wedge of people with the white flag at its apex, arrested by these phenomena, a little knot of small vertical black shapes upon the black ground.
Tim fetches her down once every thirty knots as regularly as breathing.
I did not pause longer than to learn the contents of the second message, and, though I was none too sure of the meaning of the final admonition, "Beyond the knots lies danger," yet I was sure that here before me lay an avenue of escape, and that the sooner I took advantage of it the more likely was I to win to liberty.
But I found I was wrong, for as soon as I loosened the knot around his neck, he gave a long sigh and mumbled with a faint voice, `Now I feel better
When Tom had had enough, he would slip out and tie knots in Chamber's shirt, dip the knots in the water and make them hard to undo, then dress himself and sit by and laugh while the naked shiverer tugged at the stubborn knots with his teeth.
Presently the knots of men broke up, and to each man wolves hung by twos and threes, dragging him to earth.
The executioner speedily untied the knots which confined the doctor, and was passing the cord round the neck of the tailor, when the Sultan of Kashgar, who had missed his jester, happened to make inquiry of his officers as to what had become of him.
His coat was pulled off, and he was rolled up in a bundle, and tied with string in very hard knots.
Under the combined efforts of the wind and its four hundred horse power, it was going at the rate of thirteen knots.
And, wallowing as if she meant to turn over with us, the barque, her decks full of water, her gear flying in bights, ran at some ten knots an hour.
There was a species of large fir, but so full of knots as to endanger the axe in hewing it.
I have looked at all the knots on Mr Todhunter," reiterated Hood quietly.
Tarzan, sitting at a short distance, was busy with the remaining knots of the cords which bound him.
The rapidity of the current, which in its whole course runs at the rate of from four to six knots an hour, is perhaps its most remarkable feature.