[ soo ]
/ su /
verb (used with object), sewed, sew·ing.
to ground (a vessel) at low tide (sometimes fol by up).
verb (used without object), sewed, sew·ing.
(of a vessel) to be grounded at low tide.
the amount of additional water necessary to float a grounded vessel.
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Origin of sew2
1505–15; < Middle French sewer, aphetic variant of essewer < Vulgar Latin *exaquāre, equivalent to Latin ex- ex-1 + aqu(a) water + -āre infinitive suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for sew's
/ (səʊ) /
verb sews, sewing, sewed, sewn or sewed
to join or decorate (pieces of fabric, etc) by means of a thread repeatedly passed through with a needle or similar implement
(tr; often foll by on or up) to attach, fasten, or close by sewing
(tr) to make (a garment, etc) by sewing
See also sew up
Word Origin for sew
Old English sēowan; related to Old Norse sӯja, Gothic siujan, Old High German siuwen, Latin suere to sew, Sanskrit sīvjati he sews
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