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sew

play
verb \ˈsō\

Simple Definition of sew

  • : to make or repair something (such as a piece of clothing) by using a needle and thread

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sew

sewedsewn play \ˈsōn\ or sewedsewing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to unite or fasten by stitches

  3. 2 :  to close or enclose by sewing <sew the money in a bag>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to practice or engage in sewing

sewability play \ˌsō-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
sewable play \ˈsō-ə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of sew in a sentence

  1. She sews her own dresses by hand.

  2. He sewed a patch onto his sleeve.

  3. I sewed the button back on the shirt.

  4. The surgeon sewed the wound shut.

  5. She designs her own dresses and sews in her free time.



Origin of sew

Middle English, from Old English sīwian; akin to Old High German siuwen to sew, Latin suere


First Known Use: before 12th century

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SEW Defined for Kids

sew

play
verb \ˈsō\

Definition of sew for Students

sewedsewn \ˈsōn\ or sewedsewing

  1. 1 :  to join or fasten by stitches

  2. 2 :  to work with needle and thread





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