re- + knit
reknit (third-person singular simple present reknits, present participle reknitting, simple past and past participle reknit or reknitted)
- To knit again.
- 1903, George Moore, “Home Sickness” in The Untilled Field, London: T. Fisher Unwin, p. 158,
- It was at once strange and familiar to see the chickens in the kitchen; and, wishing to re-knit himself to the old habits, he begged of Mrs. Scully not to drive them out, saying he did not mind them.
- 1904, O. Henry, “Hygeia at the Solito” in Heart of the West, New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., p. 96,
- Bright-beady of eye, bony of cheek and jaw, scarred, toughened, broken and reknit, indestructible, grisly, gladiatorial as a hornet, he was a type neither new nor unfamiliar.
2009 January 24, Gord Stimmell, “Fuzion frenzy uncorked”, in Toronto Star:
- “At home, I found the wine is often bottle shocked and better to drink the next day after opening.” Or kept in the cellar for a month or two to let it settle and reknit.