Definition of 'sew'
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Doctors could not sew the lug back on. The Sun (2010)His eyes are made of buttons sewn on with untidy red stitches. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is much easier to sew a needle with two eyes on the job rather than one! Times, Sunday Times (2013)The doctors may be able to sew them back on. Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)The toe seams are sewn by hand and this guarantees a great fit. Times, Sunday Times (2009)My mum made our own clothes and sewed winter coats. The Sun (2012)It had to be sewn back together! The Sun (2010)It does not take much effort to sew a button back on. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Then a needle no bigger than a sewing needle was put into my muscles and the signal the nerve made was recorded. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Connect the shapes with 50cm lengths of sewing thread. Times, Sunday Times (2008)One in three don't know how to sew a button on a shirt. The Sun (2010)Don't be lazy about sorting out minor repairs or getting new buttons sewn on. Times, Sunday Times (2011)My dad was a factory worker sewing clothes, but he worked his way up. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I sewed by hand and by machine. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There is a sewing needle on my table and a few moments ago, a camel walked through the end of it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He came from a grande bourgeoisie family that became prosperous through the sewing thread business and he grew up in the family's various châteaux. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The hole is sewn with thread, and the bladder hung six feet above the ground all summer in a place as exposed as possible to sunlight. Secrets of the Soil (1990)W want to sew by hand, iron the edges of the patches under, then stitch them down using a straight stitch. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'sew'
British English: sew /səʊ/ VERB
When you sew something such as clothes, you make them or repair them by joining pieces of cloth together by passing thread through them with a needle.
Anyone can sew on a button.
She mended socks and sewed clothes at night.
- American English: sew
- Arabic: يُخَيِّطُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: costurar
- Chinese: 缝纫
- Croatian: šivati
- Czech: šít
- Danish: sy
- Dutch: naaien
- European Spanish: coser
- Finnish: ommella
- French: coudre
- German: nähen
- Greek: ράβω
- Italian: cucire
- Japanese: 縫う
- Korean: 꿰매다
- Norwegian: sy
- Polish: uszyć
- European Portuguese: costurar
- Romanian: a coase
- Russian: шить
- Spanish: coser
- Swedish: sy
- Thai: เย็บ
- Turkish: dikmek dikiş
- Ukrainian: шити
- Vietnamese: khâu
Definition of sew from the Collins English Dictionary
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