- Informal. to get or have a monopoly of; control exclusively.
- Informal. to complete or conclude (arrangements, negotiations, etc.) successfully: They were about to sew up the deal when the argument started.
- to gain or be assured of: He tried to sew up as many votes as possible before the convention.
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OTHER WORDS FROM sewsew·a·ble, adjective, noun
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Hand-sewn and finished with beech wood legs, this is as classy as a desk chair gets.
In myth, ancient gods could sew parts of different animals together to get a magical creature.
Over a hundred volunteers — scientists, artists and embroiderers — sewed panels that will ultimately be stitched into a tapestry, a project described in the December Lancet Neurology.Famous brain sketches come to life again as embroideries|Laura Sanders|February 4, 2021|Science News
She cuts up wool sweaters that are no longer being used and sews them together in various combinations on a machine her mother gave her.The handwarming story of how Bernie Sanders got his inauguration mittens|Travis Andrews|January 21, 2021|Washington Post
They come in packs of three and include copper sewed into the fibers to fight odor.Compression socks to ease aches and support travel|PopSci Commerce Team|January 20, 2021|Popular-Science
You could sew lead piping into that and it wouldn't show up.
I sew, glue, glitter, cut, and tie numerous things onto my products to make the final creation.
The enemy is also improving its ability to infiltrate and sew dissent among the Afghan security forces' ranks.
It also takes years of training to be able to sew, embroider, bead, and otherwise embellish these clothes.Chanel, Armani, and Givenchy Present Their Haute-Couture Collections in Paris|Robin Givhan|July 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Except for the thread he used to sew the remnants together, everything was recycled.
Bubby, why don't you go home and have your mother sew up that awful hole in your trowsers?
The figure value of “sew,” therefore equals or is represented by a cipher .Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
She was so handy with a needle, and allus ready to cut out calico dingusses that the peon gals could sew up.Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher|Eleanor Gates
I stopped him pretty quickly, and bade him sew up his mouth until he came to his sober senses again.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
My store was a little affair then, but I was a busy body; I used to study and sew evenings.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater