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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A look of intense concentration knits his brow as he makes a pretence of being riveted by what is before him.
He lowers his eyelids, narrows his eyes, puffs up his cheeks, knits his brow, but all to no avail .
Below, a backward-glacing Heiner Muller, dressed in black, knits his brow in an undecidable expression of melancholy, guilt or disdain.