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[oh-ver-soh, oh-ver-soh] /ˈoʊ vərˌsoʊ, ˌoʊ vərˈsoʊ/
verb (used with object), oversewed, oversewn or oversewed, oversewing.
to sew with stitches passing successively over an edge, especially closely, so as to cover the edge or make a firm seam.
Origin of oversew
First recorded in 1860-65; over- + sew1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The bedspread is worked in small diamonds, which are joined together by over-sewing.

  • Overcasting, over-sewing the back edges of single leaves or weak sections.

  • The lid is next attached to the back of the top edge with over-sewing, which must be neat and yet strong.

British Dictionary definitions for over-sewing


/ˈəʊvəˌsəʊ; ˌəʊvəˈsəʊ/
verb -sews, -sewing, -sewed, -sewn
to sew (two edges) with close stitches that pass over them both
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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