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hemnoun [C]

uk   /hem/ us   /hem/

hemverb [T]

uk   /hem/ us   /hem/ -mm-
to sew a hem on a piece of clothing or cloth: I need to hem those curtains.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of hem from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hemnoun [C]

us   /hem/
the bottom edge of a piece of cloth, folded up and sewn, on an item of clothing

hemverb [T]

/hem/ -mm-
to sew a hem on an item of clothing: She was busy hemming her skirt.
(Definition of hem from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hem”
in Korean 단…
in Arabic حَشْوة (الفُسْتان)…
in Malaysian kelepet…
in French ourlet…
in Russian кромка, подрубочный шов…
in Chinese (Traditional) (衣服等的)褶邊,邊…
in Italian orlo…
in Turkish kıvrım kenarı, baskı, kenar…
in Polish rąbek…
in Spanish dobladillo…
in Vietnamese đường viền (áo, quần…)…
in Portuguese barra…
in Thai ขอบ (ผ้า)…
in German der Saum…
in Catalan vora…
in Japanese (布・衣服の)端の折り返し部分, ヘム…
in Chinese (Simplified) (衣服等的)褶边,边…
in Indonesian tepi…
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