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sew

sew

 
 
pronunciation:
so
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
sew up
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sewed, sewing, sewn, sews
definition 1: to construct, repair, or attach by making stitches with a needle and thread.
She sews her own dresses.
similar words:
needle, piece, tailor
definition 2: to stitch with a needle and thread in order to close or fasten.
Sew the opening shut.
similar words:
needle, piece
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make stitches using a needle and thread or a sewing machine.
similar words:
tailor
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phrase: sew up
Homophone Note
The words sew, so, and sow1 sound alike but have different meanings.
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