Meaning of “hem” in the English Dictionary

"hem" in British English

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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.

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

"hem" in American English

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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.

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