- 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).
- 2stitch something (up) to sew the edges of a wound together The cut will need to be stitched. See related entries: Medical equipment Word Origin Old English stice ‘a puncture, stabbing pain’, of Germanic origin; related to German Stich
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