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embroider

verb [I or T] uk   /ɪmˈbrɔɪ.dər/ us    /-dɚ/

embroider verb [I or T] (DECORATE CLOTH)

to decorate cloth or clothing with patterns or pictures consisting of stitches that are sewn directly onto the material: I am embroidering this picture for my mother.

embroider verb [I or T] (ADD TO A STORY)

to make a story more entertaining by adding imaginary details to it: Naturally, I embroidered the tale a little to make it more interesting.
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