verb (used with object), sewed, sewn or sewed, sewing.
to join or attach by stitches.
to make, repair, etc., (a garment) by such means.
to enclose or secure with stitches:
to sew flour in a bag.
to close (a hole, wound, etc.) by means of stitches (usually followed by up).
verb (used without object), sewed, sewn or sewed, sewing.
to work with a needle and thread or with a sewing machine.
Informal. to get or have a monopoly of; control exclusively.
Informal. to complete or conclude (arrangements, negotiations, etc.) successfully:
They were about to sew up the deal when the argument started.
to gain or be assured of:
He tried to sew up as many votes as possible before the convention.
verb (used with object), sewed, sewing.
to ground (a vessel) at low tide (sometimes fol by up).
verb (used without object), sewed, sewing.
(of a vessel) to be grounded at low tide.
the amount of additional water necessary to float a grounded vessel.
verb sews, sewing, sewed, sewn, sewed
to join or decorate (pieces of fabric, etc) by means of a thread repeatedly passed through with a needle or similar implement
(transitive; often foll by on or up) to attach, fasten, or close by sewing
(transitive) to make (a garment, etc) by sewing
- Sex reversal
sex reversal n. A process that changes the sexual identity of an individual from one sex to the other, often through a combination of surgical, pharmacologic, and psychiatric procedures.
- Sex role
sex role n. Any of the various attitudinal patterns of daily behavior that are associated with masculinity and femininity in a particular society.
- Sex slave
noun a person who is forced into prostitution and held against their will Examples No one wants to see that actress play a sex slave. Word Origin 1905
- Sex someone in
sex someone in