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thread

noun  /θred/ us  

thread noun (FIBER)

[C/U] a very thin twisted string of esp. cotton or silk, used mostly for sewing: [U] It takes practice to use a needle and thread well. [C] There’s a loose thread on your dress. [C/U] A thread is also something continuous that connects different ideas or thoughts together: [C] A common thread runs through their various experiences. [U] A ringing phone interrupted the thread of her story.

thread noun (TWISTING CUT)

[C] a continuous cut that twists around the outside of a screw or around an opening, as on a pipe: The threads are worn, and I can’t tighten the screw.

thread

verb [T]  /θred/ us  

thread verb [T] (USE FIBER)

to put thread through the hole in a needle, or to put something narrow through a small opening: to thread a needle He threaded a thin strip of tape through the machine. fig. She threaded her way through the crowd (= moved along a narrow path to go around people in her way).
Translations of “thread”
in Korean 실…
in Arabic خَيْط…
in French fil, filetage…
in Turkish iplik, rabıta, mecra…
in Italian filo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 纖維, 線, (光、煙等)線狀物,線狀體…
in Russian нитка, связь, ход…
in Polish nić, nitka, wątek…
in Spanish hilo, hebra, rosca…
in Portuguese linha, fio…
in German der Faden, das Gewinde…
in Catalan fil…
in Japanese (裁縫用の)糸…
in Chinese (Simplified) 纤维, 线, (光、烟等)线状物,线状体…
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