stitch up

Definition of stitch up

  1. 1 :  to use a needle and thread to close a large cut or wound The doctor stitched up his wound. The doctor stitched him up.

  2. 2 British, informal :  to make (an innocent person) appear to be guilty of a crime :  frame They stitched him up for murder.

  3. 3 British, informal :  to do the final things that are needed to complete (something) in a successful way :  to finish or do (something) successfully The mayor stitched up a deal with the union. We were ahead by 10 points and thought that we had the game stitched up.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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