drop a stitch

Definition of drop a stitch

  1. :  to let a loop fall off a knitting needle

Word by Word Definitions

dropplay
  1. :  the quantity of fluid that falls in one spherical mass

    :  a dose of medicine measured by drops

    :  a minute quantity or degree of something nonmaterial or intangible

  1. :  to fall in drops

    :  to fall (see 1fall 1a) unexpectedly or suddenly

    :  to descend (see descend 1) from one line or level to another

stitchplay
  1. :  a local sharp and sudden pain especially in the side

    :  one in-and-out movement of a threaded needle in sewing, embroidering, or suturing

    :  a portion of thread left in the material or suture left in the tissue after one stitch

  1. :  to fasten, join, or close with or as if with stitches

    :  to make, mend, or decorate with or as if with stitches

    :  to unite by means of staples


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