knot together(redirected from knots these together)
1. To join two or more long, pliable things together with a series of knots. A noun or pronoun can be used between "knot" and "together." The escaped convict had knotted together several bedsheets and used it to scale down the prison wall. Let's just knot these strings together to make one long piece.
2. To tangle into a knot. I hate the way my hair knots together like this.
3. To tangle two or more things into a knot. A noun or pronoun can be used between "knot" and "together." Don't just shove the various cables into the box like that, or you'll end up knotting them together!
4. By extension, to connect two or more things inseparably together. Often used in passive constructions. The influence your environment has on your psychological development has always been firmly knotted together with your inherent genetic makeup. The state and federal governments are so knotted together that it would be nearly impossible to remove one from the other.
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knot something together
to tie something together in a knot. Knot these strings together and trim the strings off the knot. Are the ropes knotted together properly? Quickly knot together the two loose ends!
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.