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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.

(BE SUCCESSFUL)

[usually passive] informal If you have a competition or game sewn up, you are certain to win it or get control of it: The Democrats appear to have the election sewn up. to complete all the arrangements for a successful business agreement: It's going to take another week or two to sew up this deal.
Translations of “sew sth up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 縫補, 縫合…
in Russian зашивать…
in Turkish dikerek tamir etmek/kapatmak, dikip birleştirmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 缝补, 缝合…
in Polish zaszyć coś…
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