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(of a person) strongly and compactly built:‘the well-knit, athletic type’
strong, as strong as an ox, muscular, well muscled, muscly, muscle-bound, well built, powerfully built, powerful, mighty, herculean, strapping, burly, robust, sturdy, husky, lusty, sinewy, well knit, ruggedView synonyms
- ‘From the head, the back gently slopes over an arched neck and well-muscled shoulders to well-knit hips.’
- ‘At fifteen she had been a simple, sweet-tempered farm-girl, well-knit and attractive, with raven-black hair.’
- ‘Out from the kitchen strolled a well-knit youth with the air of a young and arrogant war lord from an ancient dynasty, holding a large vegetable knife firmly in his hand.’
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