sew sth up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"sew sth up" in British English

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sew sth up

phrasal verb with sew uk   /səʊ/  us   /soʊ/ verb (sewed, sewn or sewed)

sew sth up (REPAIR)

to ​close or ​repair something by ​sewing the ​edges together: Let me ​sew up that ​hole in ​yourjeans. A ​nurse will come and ​sew up that ​wound for you ​soon.

sew sth up (BE SUCCESSFUL)

[usually passive] informal If you have a ​competition or ​gamesewn up, you are ​certain to ​win it or get ​control of it: The Democratic ​candidateappears to have the ​electionsewn up. to ​complete all the ​arrangements for a ​successfulbusinessagreement: It's going to take another ​week or two to ​sew up this ​deal.
(Definition of sew sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sew sth up" in Business English

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sew sth up

informal
phrasal verb with sew uk   us   /səʊ/ verb
to complete something successfully: He hopes to sew up the ​nomination by the end of the month.get/have sth (all) sewn up He ​aims to have the first ​deal sewn up early next ​year.
disapproving to ​control something completely so that no one else has a ​share of it: Our ​competitors have the adult ​market sewn up.
(Definition of sew sth up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sew sth up”
in Chinese (Simplified) 缝补, 缝合…
in Turkish dikerek tamir etmek/kapatmak, dikip birleştirmek…
in Russian зашивать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 縫補, 縫合…
in Polish zaszyć coś…
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