sew sth up - definition in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online (US)

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sew sth up”

See all translations

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…
(Definition of sew sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of sew sth up?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “sew sth up” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cost/charge the earth

to cost, charge, etc. a lot of money

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More