oversew

[oh-ver-soh, oh-ver-soh]

verb (used with object), o·ver·sewed, o·ver·sewn or o·ver·sewed, o·ver·sew·ing.

to sew with stitches passing successively over an edge, especially closely, so as to cover the edge or make a firm seam.

Nearby words

  1. oversee,
  2. overseer,
  3. oversell,
  4. oversensitive,
  5. overset,
  6. oversexed,
  7. overshade,
  8. overshadow,
  9. overshare,
  10. overshine

Origin of oversew

First recorded in 1860–65; over- + sew1

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British Dictionary definitions for oversew

oversew

verb -sews, -sewing, -sewed or -sewn

to sew (two edges) with close stitches that pass over them both
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