knotting knotting

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a tight cluster of people or things
  2. (n) any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object
  3. (n) a hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged
  4. (n) something twisted and tight and swollen
  5. (n) a unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude
  6. (n) soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design
  7. (n) a sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere
  8. (v) make into knots; make knots out of
  9. (v) tie or fasten into a knot
  10. (v) tangle or complicate

Usage(s):

  1. Given the way people twist data, knotting them like Atlanta traffic, in environmental debates especially those about global warming this is a genuinely valuable service.
  2. Instead, he sits down, his stomach churning, his back muscles knotting, his blood pressure climbing.
  3. This show makes one realize that surrealism was no revolution but a final knotting-up of the 19th century romantic tradition, whose decadent or fin-de-sicle form was symbolism.

News

  • That’s Moore like it

    CORVALLIS — Oregon State came out swinging Sunday night. Do the Beavers have the knockout punch ready for tonight? Michael Conforto and Dylan Davis hit first-inning home runs and Oregon State went on to a 12-4 bashing of Kansas State on Sunday at Goss Stadium, knotting the NCAA super regional …
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Register-Guard

Quotes

  1. "I just didn't want to take any more chances than I had to," Jones said. "It was knotting up on me just standing around today. I woke up sore and just didn't get loose. It didn't get any better. The double certainly didn't help."
    on Apr 19, 2008 By: Andruw Jones Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "When I was a kid, I never had nice clothes," Thomas said. "I always said, 'If I get some money, I want to dress nice.' I like knotting up. I like the suit and tie. It's the Catholic school look. That was my uniform every day, so I still wear...
    on Jun 25, 2007 By: Isiah Thomas Source: The Journal News / Lohud.com

  3. "There is no other way now; this is a major revolution. Everyone is knotting," said Jeremy Vine, a committed scarf knotter and presenter of BBC1's Panorama programme. "Scarves are just so long now, you'd be tripping over them otherwise. Is...
    on Jan 26, 2007 By: Jeremy Vine Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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