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hem

noun [C] uk   us   /hem/
the edge of a piece of cloth, such as the bottom edge of a skirt or dress, that is folded over and sewn so that it does not develop loose threads: I took the hem up/let the hem down.

hem

verb [T] uk   us   /hem/ (-mm-)
to sew a hem on a piece of clothing or cloth: I need to hem those curtains.
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Translations of “hem”
in Arabic حَشْوة (الفُسْتان)…
in Korean 단…
in Malaysian kelepet…
in French ourlet…
in Turkish kıvrım kenarı, baskı, kenar…
in Italian orlo…
in Chinese (Traditional) (衣服等的)褶邊,邊…
in Russian кромка, подрубочный шов…
in Polish rąbek…
in Vietnamese đường viền (áo, quần…)…
in Spanish dobladillo…
in Portuguese barra…
in Thai ขอบ (ผ้า)…
in German der Saum…
in Catalan vora…
in Japanese (布・衣服の)端の折り返し部分, ヘム…
in Indonesian tepi…
in Chinese (Simplified) (衣服等的)褶边,边…
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