sew up

verb

Definition of sew up

1 : to mend completely by sewing
2 : to get exclusive use or control of
3 : to make certain of : be assured of
  • the team sewed up the division title

Examples of sew up in a Sentence

  1. sewed up the available openings so that no one else had a chance to play golf

First Known Use of sew up

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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