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sew

 (sō)
v. sewed, sewn (sōn) or sewed, sew·ing, sews
v.tr.
1. To make, repair, or fasten by stitching, as with a needle and thread or a sewing machine: sew a dress; sew on a button.
2. To furnish with stitches for the purpose of closing, fastening, or attaching: sew an incision closed.
v.intr.
To work with a needle and thread or with a sewing machine.
Phrasal Verb:
sew up Informal
1. To complete successfully: Our team has sewn up the championship.
2. To gain complete control of; monopolize.
3. To make sure of: campaign strategists who were trying to sew up the election results.

[Middle English sewen, from Old English seowian; see syū- in Indo-European roots.]

sew′a·ble adj.

sew up

vb (tr, adverb)
1. (Knitting & Sewing) to fasten or mend completely by sewing
2. US to acquire sole use or control of
3. informal to complete or negotiate successfully: to sew up a deal.
Translations
يُخيط تماما، يُثَبِّتُ بالخِياطَهيُخَيِّطُ
sešítzašít
sy sammen
ommella kiinni
sašiti
bevarr
sauma saman/fast
縫い合わせる
완전히 꿰매어 버리다
zašiť
sy till
ซ่อมแซมโดยการเย็บ
khâu lại

w>sew up

vt sep
(lit)nähen (also Med); openingzunähen; to sew something up in somethingetw in etw (acc)einnähen
(fig)unter Dach und Fach bringen; it’s all sewn upes ist unter Dach und Fach; we’ve got the game all sewn updas Spiel ist gelaufen (inf)

sew

(səu) past tense sewed ; past participle sewn verb
to make, stitch or attach with thread, using a needle. She sewed the pieces together; Have you sewn my button on yet?
ˈsewer noun
She's a good sewer.
ˈsewing noun
1. the activity of sewing. I was taught sewing at school.
2. work to be sewn. She picked up a pile of sewing.
ˈsewing-machine noun
a machine for sewing.
sew up
to fasten completely or mend by sewing.
sewn up
completely settled or arranged. The contract is all sewn up.

to sew (not sow) a button on.

sew up

يُخَيِّطُ sešít sy sammen zunähen συρράπτω coser, suturar ommella kiinni recoudre sašiti ricucire 縫い合わせる 완전히 꿰매어 버리다 dichtnaaien sy opp zaszyć remendar сшивать sy till ซ่อมแซมโดยการเย็บ dikmek khâu lại 缝合
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Sew Up a Home Makeover offers a fine resource for any interested in using modern fabrics to make changes with just a few simple sewing projects.
Yamaha could do with him upping his game to help Lorenzo sew up the title but as he is leaving the team at the end of the year and is not great mates with the Spaniard he is unlikely to be enthusiastic in that task.