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knitting

[ nit-ing ]
/ ˈnɪt ɪŋ /
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noun

the act of a person or thing that knits.
the act of forming a fabric by looping a continuous yarn.
knitted work.

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Idioms for knitting

    stick / tend to one's knitting,
    1. to mind one's own business: Don't worry about my work—just tend to your knitting.
    2. to devote oneself to one's assignments or responsibilities: Years of sticking to his knitting finally paid off.

Origin of knitting

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at knit, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for knitting

knitting
/ (ˈnɪtɪŋ) /

noun

  1. knitted work or the process of producing it
  2. (as modifier)a knitting machine
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Medical definitions for knitting

knitting
[ nĭtĭng ]

n.

The physiological process by which the fragments of a broken bone are united or the edges of a wound are closed.
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