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"sewing" in British English

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sewingnoun [U]

uk   /ˈsəʊ.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈsoʊ-/
a ​piece of ​cloth that is being or ​needs to be ​sewn: She put her sewing down.C1 the ​skill or ​activity of making or ​repairingclothes or other things made from ​cloth: I'm not very good at sewing.

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

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sewingnoun [U]

 us   /ˈsoʊ·ɪŋ/
a ​piece of ​cloth that is being or ​needs to be ​sewn: I have some sewing I need to ​finish. A sewing ​circle is a ​group, usually of women, that ​meetsregularly to ​sew.
(Definition of sewing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sewing”
in Arabic خِياطة…
in Korean 바느질…
in Portuguese costura…
in Catalan costura…
in Japanese 縫い物, 裁縫…
in Chinese (Simplified) 缝制中的布料, 待缝制的布料, 缝纫法…
in Turkish dikiş, dikilen şey…
in Russian шитье…
in Chinese (Traditional) 縫製中的布料, 待縫製的布料, 縫紉法…
in Italian cucito…
in Polish szycie, krawiectwo…
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