In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
transitive verbknitted, knitting
1.1(sweater) (by hand) hacer(sweater) (by hand) tejer(sweater) (with machine) tejer(sweater) (with machine) tricotar Spainknit one, purl one — uno (al) derecho, uno (al) revés
- knit two together — coger dos puntos juntos
- she can knit you up a scarf in a day — te puede hacer / tejer una bufanda en un día
- Aunt Christina sat beside him knitting a primrose-coloured jumper for me.
- I came across her in the sitting room avidly reading a magazine while knitting a scarf for the hospice shop.
- Tonight I was finishing up a hat I had knitted for my niece.
- My grandmother knit it for my Dad when he went off to university.
- After breakfast, Rema sat in the living room to finish knitting a sweater for Maria.
- Today she was wearing one of her muddy brown, knitted sweaters, flared bellbottoms, and those fancy Birkenstock sandals.
- My grandmother annually knits sweaters for all the grandchildren.
- I'm also knitting a sweater for a friend's new baby.
- Members of the cooperative spin and dye wool, knit sweaters, and also make ceramic crafts.
- In the blistering heat, and in true family tradition, I was dressed in corduroys and a heavy knitted sweater.
- She passed by the living room, where his mother was sitting in a rocking chair, knitting a sweater.
- In her spare time, she knitted socks and jumpers.
- She wore a white knitted sweater with a matching skirt.
- I'm also spending this weekend trying to finish knitting a baby sweater.
- Over that, she had a blue sweater that her grandmother had knitted for her.
- When we were kids, my Aunt Joan knitted Christmas stockings for everybody in the family.
- In the evenings, my mother read to us, and we knitted socks and sweaters for my dad in the army, and listened to the radio.
- I've knitted a scarf for Jr, and now I'm making one for me.
- My granny knitted that scarf for me when I went to high school and it meant a lot to me.
- All jumpers, cardigans and socks were knitted by hand.
1.2knitted" or US "knit past participle(jacket/cuffs) de punto(cuffs/jacket) tejido
2.1(join, unite)(bones) soldarthey are a tightly knit family — son / es una familia muy unida
- Some fractured bones do not knit back together well and this can lead to a slow recovery, with surgery needed to help the bones to unite.
- He was taken to York District Hospital, where surgeons operated the next day, inserting a pin in the tibia to help knit the bones together.
- Broken bones knit, wounds heal often without scarring or permanent disability and those that do scar, although unsightly, leave less of a mark than scars on the mind.
- It was clear he was going to be fit for the Olympics, but he was worried about how the team would knit together.
- When he was later transferred to the government hospital at his parents' request, the doctors found that his bones had knitted in the wrong way and could not be corrected.
- Yet more often than not, efforts to knit together national economies fall victim to obstructionism.
- These men were knit together by the personal bond they each had with their king or chieftain.
- He went for a final scan and it was all clear and the bone has knitted perfectly.
- He says that his account is knitted together from eye-witness evidence at the trial.
- The problem is that the show doesn't knit together.
- For the first 12 weeks I lay in bed at home in a morphine-induced haze as my bones slowly knitted.
- We are very fortunate to have a group of staff who knit together as a team and excel in what they do.
- He said it was very heartening to see such a closely knit family.
- At least four of those weeks will require that arm being splinted while the bone knits back together.
- My physician had not put my arm in a cast, so any movement was quite painful until the bones knitted.
- The book consists of disparate material roughly knitted together.
- Bruises fade, cuts heal, bones knit; the trick is staying alive long enough for it to happen.
- This may be necessary where the broken ends of bone cannot easily be brought back together or kept close enough to allow them to knit together.
- The bone knitted back together and the flesh and muscle followed.
- Europe, viciously divided against itself for centuries, has knit together into a democratic and civil society.
- Traditional Thai families are closely knit, often incorporating servants and employees.
- Small-leaved plants that tolerate close clipping will quickly knit together to form a seamless hedge.
- Increasingly the county was knit together by improvements in transport.
- This is a very difficult situation for Michael and for his family, but in some sense, it's made him and his family stronger, and even more closely knit.
- And, in attempting to knit together the play's domestic and political strands, Mitchell overloads the final scene.
- The closely knit community has rallied round to help the MacDonald family as they rebuild their lives.
- After all, electronic communication is the fastest way to knit together an operation that has spread to 30 locations around the world.
- This idea enabled the two theories to be knitted together, and the differing concepts they embodied to be brought into a working relationship.
- Many houses have large kitchens in which closely knit Belgian families can gather.
- The bones had started to knit long before she'd been brought into the hospital.
- And we've been a close knit trio every since.
- The family system is so closely knit here that there is simply no room for any one member of the family to be discarded.
intransitive verbknitted, knitting
1(by hand) tejer(by hand) hacer punto Spain(by hand) hacer calceta Spain(with machine) tejer(with machine) tricotar Spain
3his brows knitted in a frown — frunció el ceño
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