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hem1

 
pronunciation:
hem
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: hemmed, hemming, hems
definition 1: to fold and stitch down the edge of (a garment, piece of cloth, or the like).
similar words:
border
definition 2: to surround and close in (usu. fol. by in, around, or about).
The house was hemmed in by trees.
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part of speech: noun
definition: an edge or border, esp. of a cloth garment, curtain, or the like, when it has been folded back and stitched down.
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derivation: hemmer (n.)
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