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un·knit

 (ŭn-nĭt′)
tr. & intr.v. un·knit or un·knit·ted, un·knit·ting, un·knits
To unravel or undo (something knit or tied) or become unraveled or undone.
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unknit

(ʌnˈnɪt)
vb, -knits, -knitting, -knitted or -knit
1. to make or become undone, untied, or unravelled
2. (tr) to loosen, weaken, or destroy: to unknit an alliance.
3. (tr) rare to smooth out (a wrinkled brow)
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unknit


Past participle: unknitted
Gerund: unknitting

Imperative
unknit
unknit
Present
I unknit
you unknit
he/she/it unknits
we unknit
you unknit
they unknit
Preterite
I unknitted
you unknitted
he/she/it unknitted
we unknitted
you unknitted
they unknitted
Present Continuous
I am unknitting
you are unknitting
he/she/it is unknitting
we are unknitting
you are unknitting
they are unknitting
Present Perfect
I have unknitted
you have unknitted
he/she/it has unknitted
we have unknitted
you have unknitted
they have unknitted
Past Continuous
I was unknitting
you were unknitting
he/she/it was unknitting
we were unknitting
you were unknitting
they were unknitting
Past Perfect
I had unknitted
you had unknitted
he/she/it had unknitted
we had unknitted
you had unknitted
they had unknitted
Future
I will unknit
you will unknit
he/she/it will unknit
we will unknit
you will unknit
they will unknit
Future Perfect
I will have unknitted
you will have unknitted
he/she/it will have unknitted
we will have unknitted
you will have unknitted
they will have unknitted
Future Continuous
I will be unknitting
you will be unknitting
he/she/it will be unknitting
we will be unknitting
you will be unknitting
they will be unknitting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unknitting
you have been unknitting
he/she/it has been unknitting
we have been unknitting
you have been unknitting
they have been unknitting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unknitting
you will have been unknitting
he/she/it will have been unknitting
we will have been unknitting
you will have been unknitting
they will have been unknitting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unknitting
you had been unknitting
he/she/it had been unknitting
we had been unknitting
you had been unknitting
they had been unknitting
Conditional
I would unknit
you would unknit
he/she/it would unknit
we would unknit
you would unknit
they would unknit
Past Conditional
I would have unknitted
you would have unknitted
he/she/it would have unknitted
we would have unknitted
you would have unknitted
they would have unknitted
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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I have them think of lava flowing, rivers running, or unknitting that musculature.
The acts being carried out by these women include counting viewers as they enter and exit the space using an abacus placed at the gallery entrance, knitting and unknitting a garment, rolling perfect balls of clay that are then dropped into a puddle of water to dissolve and finally a cello player who plays a twelve-bar musical composition and then, after a pause, plays the same music, which has been recorded live, backwards.
These idle acts--such as repeatedly canning and vacuum-sealing pottery or knitting and unknitting seemingly endless lengths of yarn--reveal McCracken's contemplative musings on futility.
Often, Witt finds himself, by the end of a poem, both defending himself and explaining himself to the dead, as in the wonderful "Fireflies:" Can't you see I had to tear myself break down & blow apart like dandelion-fluff that glows as the air moves, a celebration of scars, unknitting themselves into diaspora, into a new skin for us, in this show of sulfurous life.
First, 'loss of biodiversity'--a euphemism for the highest extinction rate since the Mesozoic era--is literally unknitting the global web of life (Williams 1989; Canadian Endangered Species Conservation Council 2001).
He also warns that, with the widespread acceptance of Janacek's music, "The next steps, alas, are academic appropriation and universal establishmentarianism": a daunting background for the articles that follow, especially when the music is so direct that it 'remains resistant to analysis" and "description or unknitting seems more than usually futile" (p.
People talk about global warming and things like that, but if you're contaminating the sea, which is the source of most of the oxygen in the atmosphere and the base of the food chain, you're unknitting the whole system; there's no place where this destruction is limited or ends.