the act or work of one who sews.
something sewn or to be sewn.
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.
a piece of cloth, etc, that is sewn or to be sewn
(as modifier): sewing basket
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
noun 1. a group, especially of women, meeting regularly to sew.
noun 1. cotton thread used for sewing, embroidery, etc.
noun 1. any of various foot-operated or electric machines for sewing or making stitches, ranging from machines with a shuttle for a spool of thread and a needle for sewing garments to industrial machines for sewing leather, book pages together, etc. sewing machine noun 1. any machine designed to sew material. It is now usually […]
noun 1. Northern U.S. a dragonfly.