verb (used with object), hemmed, hem·ming.
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verb (used without object), hemmed, hem·ming.
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The supersoft and odor-resistant merino-polyester blend, flat-lock seams, and rear drop hem keep you covered and comfortable when you’re hunched over the bars.
We particularly liked that it has thumbholes and a long hem for added coverage.Long-Term Review: These Are the Best Women's Fleeces|Anna Callaghan|April 13, 2021|Outside Online
The extra length at the hem was slimming, and the tailored cut made it look less casual.
On another occasion, my ultra-baggy, too-long pair ripped along the hem, caught on my boot, and sent me tumbling face-first into a tree.
The hem is long enough to tuck in or leave loose, and thanks to the shirt’s roomy cut, it didn’t gape at the chest.
It has been called the “golden hem of Windsor”: whatever George or Kate wears instantly sells out.Happy Birthday, Prince George! Will the Wee Royal Be the First King of the 22nd Century?|Emma Woolf|July 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Such products are not suited for the rigours of public life, and need to be adapted, at the very least by sewing in hem weights.Kate Middleton's History of Flesh-Flashing Wardrobe Malfunctions|Tom Sykes|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If I could sum it up in a few choice words, I would, but instead I hem and haw, before stumbling through some rambling rejoinder.Fear And Self-Loathing In Scandinavia: The Fiction Of Karl Ove Knausgaard|Ted Gioia|May 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Music, too, can dismantle me—for instance, this morning: Sam Cooke singing “Touch the Hem of His Garment.”
Tessie rose, unrolled her scented handkerchief, and taking a bit of gum from a knot in the hem, placed it in her mouth.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Here was one sister curled up happily against a big tree, setting tiny stitches into a very straight hem.
I supply Ne lak (defect) in hem, to make some sense; the F. text does not help here.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
Mrs. McAllister, finding out in some way that Violet was a clever seamstress, sent home fine linen handkerchiefs for her to hem.
Fold the front at the first pattern row, and hem it to form the scallop at the edge.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
Hilda left the road, with a trace of its red dust on the hem of her skirt, and struck out into the Maidan.Hilda|Sarah Jeanette Duncan