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knitting

[nit-ing]
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noun
  1. the act of a person or thing that knits.
  2. the act of forming a fabric by looping a continuous yarn.
  3. knitted work.
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Idioms
  1. 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.
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Origin of knitting

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

knitting

noun
    1. knitted work or the process of producing it
    2. (as modifier)a knitting machine
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Word Origin and History for stick to one's knitting

knitting

n.

"knitted work," 1848, from present participle of knit (v.). Knitting-needle is from 1590s.

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stick to one's knitting in Medicine

knitting

(nĭtĭng)
n.
  1. 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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