Definitions for sewsoʊ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sewsoʊ(v.)sewed, sewn; sewed, sew•ing.
(v.t.)to join or attach by stitches.
to make, repair, etc., by such means:
She sewed her own wedding gown.
to enclose or secure with stitches:
to sew flour in a bag.
to close (a hole, wound, etc.) by means of stitches (usu. fol. by up).
(v.i.)to work with a needle and thread or with a sewing machine.
sew up, Informal. to get, have, accomplish, or control successfully or completely:
to sew up a deal; to sew up votes at a convention.
Category: Verb Phrase, Informal
Origin of sew:
bef. 900; ME; OE siw(i)an, c. OFris siā, OHG siuwan, ON sȳja, Go siujan, L suere (see suture ); akin to seam
sew, run up, sew together, stitch(verb)
fasten by sewing; do needlework
sew, tailor, tailor-make(verb)
create (clothes) with cloth
"Can the seamstress sew me a suit by next week?"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to use a needle and thread to make or fix
He sewed the hole in his sleeve.; kids learning to sew; I'll sew it up for you.
To use a needle to pass thread repeatedly through (pieces of fabric) in order to join them together.
Balls were first made of grass or leaves held together by strings, and later of pieces of animal skin sewn together and stuffed with feathers or hay.
To use a needle to pass thread repeatedly through pieces of fabric in order to join them together.
Origin: siwian, from siwjanan, from sīw-. Cognate with Danish sy, Russian шить, Swedish sy.
juice; gravy; a seasoned dish; a delicacy
to follow; to pursue; to sue
to unite or fasten together by stitches, as with a needle and thread
to close or stop by ssewing; -- often with up; as, to sew up a rip
to inclose by sewing; -- sometimes with up; as, to sew money in a bag
to practice sewing; to work with needle and thread
to drain, as a pond, for taking the fish
Translations for sew
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to make, stitch or attach with thread, using a needle
She sewed the pieces together; Have you sewn my button on yet?
- costurarPortuguese (BR)
- (se)šít, přišítCzech
- सीना, सिलाई करनाHindi
- sašiti, zašitiCroatian
- šūt; piešūtLatvian
- ګنډل، بخۍ وهل، بخۍ كول، ټك وهلPashto
- a coaseRomanian
- (zo)šiť, prišiťSlovak
- (dikiş) dikmekTurkish
- 縫合，縫上Chinese (Trad.)
- шити, пришиватиUkrainian
- دھاگے سے سلائی کرناUrdu
- may, khâuVietnamese
- 缝（制、补、合）Chinese (Simp.)
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