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sew sth up

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

to close or repair something by sewing the edges together: Let me sew up that hole in your jeans. A nurse will come and sew up that wound for you soon.
(Definition of sew sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sew sth up

informal
phrasal verb with sew uk   /səʊ/ us   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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“sew sth up” in British English

    “sew sth up” in Business English

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