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English definition of “sew”

sew

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.Knitting and sewing 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.Knitting and sewing [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.Surgery
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