Meaning of “embroider” in the English Dictionary

"embroider" in British English

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embroiderverb [ I or T ]

uk /ɪmˈbrɔɪ.dər/ us /ɪmˈbrɔɪ.dɚ/

(Definition of “embroider” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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us /ɪmˈbrɔɪ·dər/

embroider verb (DECORATE)

[ I/T ] to decorate cloth or clothing with patterns or pictures sewn directly onto the material, or to create a pattern or picture in such a way

embroider verb (ADD)

[ T ] to make a story more entertaining by adding imaginary details to it:

Caroline sometimes embroiders the facts, so don’t believe every word she says.

(Definition of “embroider” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)