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oversew

[ oh-ver-soh, oh-ver-soh ]
/ 藞o蕣 v蓹r藢so蕣, 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞so蕣 /
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verb (used with object), o路ver路sewed, o路ver路sewn or o路ver路sewed, o路ver路sew路ing.
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鈥65; over- + sew1
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British Dictionary definitions for oversew

oversew
/ (藞蓹蕣v蓹藢s蓹蕣, 藢蓹蕣v蓹藞s蓹蕣) /

verb -sews, -sewing, -sewed or -sewn
to sew (two edges) with close stitches that pass over them both
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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