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English definition of “sew”

sew

verb [I/T]    /soʊ/ (past tense sewed, past participle sewn  /soʊn/ or sewed)
to join together pieces of cloth by putting thread through it with a needle: [I] Do you like to sew? [T] She sewed her outfit by hand. [M] Would you sew on these buttons? [M] I had to sew up (= repair) a hole in my jeans.
(Definition of sew verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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