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Definition of embroider verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they embroider
    he / she / it embroiders
    past simple embroidered
    -ing form embroidering
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] to decorate cloth with a pattern of stitches, usually using colored thread embroider A on B She embroidered flowers on the cushion covers. embroider B with A She embroidered the cushion cover with flowers. embroider (something) an embroidered blouse She sat in the window, embroidering.
  2. 2[transitive] embroider something to make a story more interesting by adding details that are not always true synonym embellish He is inclined to embroider the facts.
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