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stitch

[ stich ]
/ stɪtʃ /
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noun
verb (used with object)
to work upon, join, mend, or fasten with or as if with stitches; sew (often followed by together): to stitch together flour sacks to make curtains; a plan that was barely stitched together.
to ornament or embellish with stitches: to stitch a shirt with a monogram.
verb (used without object)
to make stitches, join together, or sew.
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Idioms about stitch

    in stitches, convulsed with laughter: The comedian had us in stitches all evening.

Origin of stitch

before 900; (noun) Middle English stiche,Old English stice a thrust, stab; cognate with German Stich prick; akin to stick2; (v.) Middle English stichen to stab, pierce, derivative of the noun

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British Dictionary definitions for stitch

stitch
/ (stɪtʃ) /

noun
verb
noun, verb
an informal word for suture (def. 1b), suture (def. 6)
See also stitch up

Derived forms of stitch

stitcher, noun

Word Origin for stitch

Old English stice sting; related to Old Frisian steke, Old High German stih, Gothic stiks, Old Norse tikta sharp
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for stitch

stitch
[ stĭch ]

n.
A sudden sharp pain, especially in the side.
A single suture.
v.
To suture.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Other Idioms and Phrases with stitch

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