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SEW (sewn)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sew mean? 

SEW (verb)
  The verb SEW has 2 senses:

1. fasten by sewing; do needlework
2. create (clothes) with cloth

  Familiarity information: SEW used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SEW (verb)


Sense 1sew [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fasten by sewing; do needlework

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

sew; sew together; stitch; run up

Hypernyms (to "sew" is one way to...):

fasten; fix; secure (cause to be firmly attached)

"Sew" entails doing...:

conjoin; join (make contact or come together)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "sew"):

hem (fold over and sew together to provide with a hem)

cast off (make the last row of stitches when knitting)

cast on (make the first row of stitches when knitting)

retick; tick (sew)

hemstitch (sew with hemstitches)

baste; tack (sew together loosely, with large stitches)

fell (sew a seam by folding the edges)

finedraw (sew together very finely)

gather; pucker; tuck (draw fabric together and sew it tightly)

backstitch (do backstitches)

overcast (sew over the edge of with long slanting wide stitches)

overcast (sew with an overcast stitch from one section to the next)

resew (sew again)

Sentence frames:

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Somebody ----s something


Sense 2sew [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Create (clothes) with cloth

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

tailor-make; sew; tailor

Context example:

Can the seamstress sew me a suit by next week?

Hypernyms (to "sew" is one way to...):

fashion; forge (make out of components (often in an improvising manner))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "sew"):

run up (make by sewing together quickly)

quilt (create by stitching together)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They sew the cape


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