sew: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (sō), [key]
— v., sewed, sewn sewed, sew•ing.
- to join or attach by stitches.
- to make, repair, etc., (a garment) by such means.
- to enclose or secure with stitches: to sew flour in a bag.
- to close (a hole, wound, etc.) by means of stitches (usually fol. by up).
- to work with a needle and thread or with a sewing machine.
- They were about to sew up the deal when the argument started.
- Informal.to get or have a monopoly of; control exclusively.
- Informal.to complete or conclude (arrangements, negotiations, etc.) successfully:They were about to sew up the deal when the argument started.
- to gain or be assured of:He tried to sew up as many votes as possible before the convention.
Pronunciation: (s), [key]
— v., n. sewed, sew•ing,
- to ground (a vessel) at low tide (sometimes fol by up).
- (of a vessel) to be grounded at low tide.
- the amount of additional water necessary to float a grounded vessel.
- sew (Thesaurus)