resew

verb

re·​sew (ˌ)rē-ˈsō How to pronounce resew (audio)
resewed; resewn (ˌ)rē-ˈsōn How to pronounce resew (audio) or resewed; resewing

transitive verb

: to sew (something) again or anew : to unite (something) again with stitches
resew a seam/button
… creative, seamstress-savvy artists buy used apparel that's snipped and resewn into "new" garments.Claudia Buck

Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of resew was in 1598

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Cite this Entry

“Resew.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resew. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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