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1‘tie a small knot in the yarn’
tie, twist, loop, bow, splice, splicing, join, link, fastening, bond, intertwinement, interlacement, ligature, joint, connection
2‘a knot in the wood’
nodule, gnarl, knurl, node, lump, knob, swelling, growth, gall, protuberance, bump
3‘there was a knot of people around Catherine’
cluster, group, band, huddle, bunch, circle, ring, set, collection
party, gathering, company, crowd, throng, swarm, host, flock, gang, assemblage, mob, pack
4‘a pretty garden with knots of lavender’
clump, tuft, cluster, bunch, tuffet, tussock, bush
1‘their scarves were knotted round their throats’
tie, make a knot in, tie a knot in, make a bow in, loop, lace
fasten, secure, bind, make fast, tie up, do up, lash, tether
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