1 / nCt; nBt/ n
fastening made by tying a piece or pieces of string, rope, etc (绳索等的)结: make a knot at the end of the rope 在绳头上打个结 * tie the two ropes together with a secure knot 打个结实的结把这两条绳系在一起. =>illus 见插图.
ornament or decoration made of ribbon, etc twisted and tied (用丝带等打成的)装饰性花结.
tangle; twistedpiece 扭结; 纠结: comb a knot out of one's hair 梳个发髻.
hard round spot in timber where a branch used to join the trunk or another branch (木材上的)结节, 节瘤. =>illus at grain 见grain插图.
small gathering (of people or things) (人或物的)小群, 小簇: a knot of people arguing outside the pub 在酒店外争论着的一小群人.
(idm 习语) cut the Gordian knot => Gordian knot. tie sb/oneself in knots => tie2. tie the knot => tie2.
> knot v (-tt-)
1 [I, Tn, Tn.p] (cause sth to) form knots (使某物)打结, 缠结: My hair knots easily. 我的头发爱打结. * knot two ropes together 把两条绳子系在一起.
2 [Tn] fasten (sth) with a knot or knots 打结系牢(某物): knot one's tie loosely 打个很松的领结.
3 (idm 习语) get `knotted (Brit sl 俚) (used to express contempt, annoyance, etc 用以表示轻蔑﹑ 恼怒等): If he asks you for money again just tell him to get knotted. 要是他再向你要钱, 乾脆叫他滚.
knotty adj (-ier, -iest) 1 (of timber) full of knots (指木材)多结节的, 多节瘤的. 2 puzzling; difficult 棘手的; 困难的: a knotty problem, question, etc 难以解决的疑难﹑ 问题等.
# `knot-hole n hole in a piece of timber where a knot1(4) has fallen out (木材上的)节孔(节结脱落形成的空洞).