Definition of stitch up
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 British, informal : to make (an innocent person) appear to be guilty of a crime : frame They stitched him up for murder.
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
: 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
: 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
: in or into a higher position or level
: away from the center of the earth
: from beneath the ground or water to the surface
: risen above the horizon
: being out of bed
: 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
: one in a high or advantageous position
: an upward slope
: a period or state of prosperity or success
: 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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