Definition of sew
- sew the money in a bag
She sews her own dresses by hand.
He sewed a patch onto his sleeve.
I sewed the button back on the shirt.
The surgeon sewed the wound shut.
She designs her own dresses and sews in her free time.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: to make or repair something (such as a piece of clothing) by using a needle and thread
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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