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.
  1. 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

1
First recorded in 1860–65; over- + sew1

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British Dictionary definitions for oversew

oversew

/ (ˈəʊvəˌsəʊ, ˌəʊvəˈsəʊ) /


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

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