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English definition of “hem”

hem

noun [C] uk   /hem/ us  
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.Parts of clothes

hem

verb [T] uk   /hem/ (-mm-) us  
to sew a hem on a piece of clothing or cloth: I need to hem those curtains.Knitting and sewing
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(Definition of hem from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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