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English definition of “stitch”

stitch

noun [C usually singular] (PAIN)    /stɪtʃ/
a sharp pain in the side of your stomach or chest, often caused by not breathing enough when running or laughing: I got a stitch after running for the bus.Pain and painful
(Definition of stitch noun (PAIN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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