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Definition of stitch verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stitch
    he / she / it stitches
    past simple stitched
    -ing form stitching
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  1. 1stitch something (+ adv./prep.) to use a needle and thread to repair, join, or decorate pieces of cloth synonym sew Her wedding dress was stitched by hand. A pocket was stitched to the front of the jacket. (figurative) An agreement was hastily stitched together (= made very quickly).
  2. 2stitch something (up) to sew the edges of a wound together The cut will need to be stitched.
  3. Phrasal Verbsstitch somethingup
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: stitch