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embroider

verb  /ɪmˈbrɔɪ·dər/ us  

embroider verb (DECORATE)

[I/T] to decorate cloth or clothing with patterns or pictures sewn directly onto the material, or to create a pattern or picture in such a way

embroider verb (ADD)

[T] to make a story more entertaining by adding imaginary details to it: Caroline sometimes embroiders the facts, so don’t believe every word she says.
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