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    knit one's brow

    Can anyone give me an explanation what is it mean... knit one's brow

    Can we say ''He knitted his brow''

    And If I say this it means he is angry... he is surprised .. he is excited what???


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    Re: knit one's brow

    Quote Originally Posted by brend10 View Post
    Can anyone give me an explanation what is it mean... knit one's brow

    Can we say ''He knitted his brow''

    And If I say this it means he is angry... he is surprised .. he is excited what???
    The past tense can be either knit or knitted.
    It means to pull one's eyebrows together, causing wrinkles above the nose .
    It can mean that he is either angry or puzzled. When surprised, he would usually raise his brows , not knit them.

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    Re: knit one's brow

    Hi brend10,

    Knit one’s brow

    - wrinkle one's brow by frowning


    frowing = showing displeasure or anger

    The teacher knit his brow and looked sternly at the child.

    sternly = with sternness; in a severe manner


    The ticket agent knit his brow when I began to ask questions about the airline routes.


    :to form wrinkles on one's brow in a facial expression that shows thought, effort, or concern



    Example:
    <My mother knit her brow with worry.>

    Regards.

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    Re: knit one's brow

    Thank you very much.... This is great... very helpful...


    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Hi brend10,

    Knit one’s brow

    - wrinkle one's brow by frowning


    frowing = showing displeasure or anger

    The teacher knit his brow and looked sternly at the child.

    sternly = with sternness; in a severe manner


    The ticket agent knit his brow when I began to ask questions about the airline routes.


    :to form wrinkles on one's brow in a facial expression that shows thought, effort, or concern



    Example:
    <My mother knit her brow with worry.>

    Regards.

    V.

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    Re: knit one's brow

    Thank you cclaff...

    with this occasion I've also learnt raise one's brows...

    It's clear now....

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