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sew

  

      vb   , sews, sewing, sewed, sewn, sewed  
1    to join or decorate (pieces of fabric, etc.) by means of a thread repeatedly passed through with a needle or similar implement  
2    tr; often foll by: on or up   to attach, fasten, or close by sewing  
3    tr   to make (a garment, etc.) by sewing,   (See also)        sew up  
     (Old English seowan; related to Old Norse syja, Gothic siujan, Old High German siuwen, Latin suere to sew, Sanskrit sivjati he sews)  


sew up  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to fasten or mend completely by sewing  
2      (U.S.)   to acquire sole use or control of  
3    Informal   to complete or negotiate successfully  
to sew up a deal     
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