knit (one's) brow(s)

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knit (one's) brow(s)

To furrow one's brow, often due to worry or confusion. Whenever there was a problem, my dad would sit in his favorite chair, knit his brow for a while, and then announce that he had a plan. When I asked Bill about what happened, and he knit his brows, I knew I was about to hear some bad news.
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knit one's brow

to cause one's brow to wrinkle. Bob knitted his brow when he was confused. Jane knitted her brow because she was angry.
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knit your ˈbrows

frown (= move your eyebrows together), to show that you are thinking hard, feeling angry, etc: She knitted her brows, trying to think how she could have spent so much money in one week.
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References in classic literature ?
It did all our hearts good to see him spit in his hand, knit his brows, and make the blade sing through the air.
The Emperor knit his brows with dissatisfaction and, glancing back, remarked:
The Prince compressed his lips, and knit his brow and his eyelids dropped so as to hide his eyes for an instant.
The interviewer knit his brows and quipped, "No, he plays cricket for India!" Then a question came from a very unexpected quarter, my mother a professor of English serenely asked, "Do you know any English authors who played cricket really well?"
Informed about the anger of the owners, Johnson knit his brows in surprise, intoning, "Why, books, sir, are meant to be used!"
Whenever Alfred accidentally bumps me or tugs my hair in bed, Dito will knit his brows and say, "Alfred, don't hurt her!" and pull me away so it won't happen again.