sew


sew
verb
ADVERB
neatly

The squares of fabric were all sewn neatly together.

together, up

He sewed up the tear with a needle and thread.

back

He had his partially severed ear sewn back on.

PREPOSITION
into

The jewel was sewn into the lining of his coat.

onto

He sewed the patch onto the back of his jeans.

Sew is used with these nouns as the object: ↑clothes, ↑costume, ↑quilt, ↑seam, ↑stitch

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  • sew — [səu US sou] v past tense sewed past participle sewn [səun US soun] or sewed [I and T] [: Old English; Origin: siwian] to use a needle and thread to make or repair clothes or to fasten something such as a button to them ▪ I learned to sew at… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sew — O.E. siwian to stitch, earlier siowian, from P.Gmc. *siwjanan (Cf. O.N. syja, Swed. sy, O.H.G. siuwan, Goth. siujan to sew ), from PIE root *syu to bind, sew (Cf. Skt. sivyati sews, sutram t …   Etymology dictionary

  • sew — [sō] vt. sewed, sewn or sewed, sewing [ME sewen < OE siwian, akin to Goth siujan < IE base * siw , to sew > SEAM, L suere (pp. sutus), to sew, sew together] 1. to join or fasten with stitches made with needle and thread 2. to make, mend …   English World dictionary

  • Sew — Sew, v. t. [imp. {Sewed}; p. p. {Sewed}, rarely {Sewn}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sewing}.] [OE. sewen, sowen, AS. si[ o]wian, s[=i]wian; akin to OHG. siuwan, Icel. s?ja, Sw. sy, Dan. sye, Goth. siujan, Lith. siuti, Russ, shite, L. ssuere, Gr. ????, Skr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sew — [ sou ] (past tense sewed; past participle sewn [ soun ] or sewed) verb intransitive or transitive * 1. ) to make or repair clothes using a needle and THREAD: sew a skirt/hem 2. ) to fasten something using a needle and THREAD: sew something on… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sew|er — sew|er1 «SOO uhr», noun. an underground drain to carry off waste water and refuse. SYNONYM(S): conduit. ╂[< Old French sewiere sluice from a pond, ultimately < Latin ex out + aquāria (water) vessel < aqua water] sew|er2 «SOH uhr», noun.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sew — [səʊ ǁ soʊ] verb sewed PASTTENSE sewn PASTPART [səʊn ǁ soʊn] also sewed sew something → up phrasal verb [transitive] 1 …   Financial and business terms

  • Sew — Sew, n.[OE. See {Sewer} household officer.] Juice; gravy; a seasoned dish; a delicacy. [Obs.] Gower. [1913 Webster] I will not tell of their strange sewes. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sew — Sew, v. t. [See {Sue} to follow.] To follow; to pursue; to sue. [Obs.] Chaucer. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sew — Sew, v. i. To practice sewing; to work with needle and thread. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sew — Sew, v. t. [[root]151 b. See {Sewer} a drain.] To drain, as a pond, for taking the fish. [Obs.] Tusser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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