sew up

sewed up; sewn up or sewed up; sewing up; sews up

Definition of sew up

transitive verb

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

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Examples of sew up in a Sentence

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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“Sew up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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