- to untie or unfasten (a knot, tangle, etc.); unravel (something knitted); undo.
- to weaken, undo, or destroy.
- to smooth out (something wrinkled).
- to become undone.
Origin of unknit
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Examples from the Web for unknit
And she did knit and unknit her white fingers as they hung before her.A Brother To Dragons and Other Old-time Tales
The most dolorous of all moral tragedies knit and unknit the most often in silence.Cosmopolis, Complete
Because the knot was knit by faith, and must only be unknit of death.The Growth of English Drama</p>
Change must unknit the very knots of the center of the earth.The Call of the Canyon
And now he unknit his black brows; looked down, smiling at me, and stroked my hair, as if well pleased at seeing a danger averted.Jane Eyre
- to make or become undone, untied, or unravelled
- (tr) to loosen, weaken, or destroyto unknit an alliance
- (tr) rare to smooth out (a wrinkled brow)
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