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stitch

noun [C]  /stɪtʃ/ us  

stitch noun [C] (THREAD)

a piece of thread sewn in cloth, or the single movement of a needle and thread into and out of the cloth that produces this: She sewed neat, firm stitches. A stitch is also a length of special thread used to join the edges of a deep cut in the flesh: A cut on his left ankle required six stitches.

stitch noun [C] (PAIN)

a sharp pain in the side of your stomach or chest: I got a stitch while I was running.

stitch

verb [T]  /stɪtʃ/ us  

stitch verb [T] (USE THREAD)

to sew two things together, or to repair something by sewing: His name is stitched onto the back of his boxing trunks. Someone who has been stitched up has had a deep cut closed with stitches: [M] The operation started at 8 a.m., and Bobby was stitched up by midafternoon.
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