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Definition of stitch verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    stitch

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//stɪtʃ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//stɪtʃ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stitch
    BrE BrE//stɪtʃ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//stɪtʃ//
     
    he / she / it stitches
    BrE BrE//ˈstɪtʃɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɪtʃɪz//
     
    past simple stitched
    BrE BrE//stɪtʃt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//stɪtʃt//
     
    past participle stitched
    BrE BrE//stɪtʃt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//stɪtʃt//
     
    -ing form stitching
    BrE BrE//ˈstɪtʃɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɪtʃɪŋ//
     
    Medical equipment
     
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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. See related entries: Medical equipment
  3. Word Origin Old English stice ‘a puncture, stabbing pain’, of Germanic origin; related to German Stich ‘a sting, prick’, also to the verb stick. The sense ‘loop’ (in sewing etc.) arose in Middle English. Phrasal Verbsstitch somebodyupstitch somethingup
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