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verb uk   /səʊ/  us   /soʊ/ (sewed, sewn or sewed)
B1 [I or T] to join two pieces of cloth together by putting thread through them with a needle: My grandmother taught me to sew. I made this skirt just by sewing two pieces of material together. He sewed the badge neatly onto his uniform.B1 [T] to make a piece of clothing by joining pieces of cloth together by putting thread through them with a needle: She sews all her children's clothes. [I or T] to use a needle and thread to join up the edges of a cut in the skin or other part of the body: The muscle layer needs to be sewn first. His finger was cut off when he caught it in a machine, but the surgeon was able to sew it back on.
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in Arabic يَخيط…
in Korean 바느질 하다…
in Malaysian jahit…
in French coudre…
in Turkish dikmek…
in Italian cucire…
in Chinese (Traditional) 縫, 做針線活, 縫製(衣服)…
in Russian шить…
in Polish szyć…
in Vietnamese may, khâu…
in Spanish coser…
in Portuguese costurar, coser…
in Thai เย็บโดยใช้เข็ม…
in German nähen…
in Catalan cosir…
in Japanese ~を縫う, 縫い付ける…
in Indonesian menjahit…
in Chinese (Simplified) 缝, 做针线活儿, 缝制(衣服)…
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