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[oh-ver-soh, oh-ver-soh]
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verb (used with object), o·ver·sewed, o·ver·sewn or o·ver·sewed, o·ver·sew·ing.
  1. to sew with stitches passing successively over an edge, especially closely, so as to cover the edge or make a firm seam.
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Origin of oversew

First recorded in 1860–65; over- + sew1
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Examples from the Web for over-sewing

Historical Examples

  • The bedspread is worked in small diamonds, which are joined together by over-sewing.

    Needlework Economies


  • 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


verb -sews, -sewing, -sewed or -sewn
  1. to sew (two edges) with close stitches that pass over them both
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