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Definition of sew verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sew
    he / she / it sews
    past simple sewed
    past participle sewed
    past participle sewn
    -ing form sewing
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to use a needle and thread to make stitches in cloth My mother taught me how to sew. to sew by hand/machine sew something to sew a seam
  2. 2[transitive] to make, repair, or attach something using a needle and thread sew something She sews all her own clothes. sew something on Can you sew a button on for me? Surgeons were able to sew the finger back on.
  3. Phrasal Verbssew somethingup
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sew

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