sew
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /səʊ/
  • (America) IPA: /soʊ/
Verb

sew (sews, present participle sewing; past sewed, past participle sewn)

  1. (transitive) To use a needle to pass thread repeatedly through (pieces of fabric) in order to join them together.
    Balls were first made of grass or leaves held together by strings, and later of pieces of animal skin sewn together and stuffed with feathers or hay.
  2. (intransitive) To use a needle to pass thread repeatedly through pieces of fabric in order to join them together.
  3. (transitive) Followed by into: to enclose by sewing.
    to sew money into a bag
Synonyms Translations Translations Pronunciation
  • IPA: /sjuː/, /suː/
Verb

sew (sews, present participle sewing; past and past participle sewed)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To drain the water from.
  2. (nautical) Of a ship, to be grounded.



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