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embroider in Sewing & knitting topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishembroiderem‧broi‧der /ɪmˈbrɔɪdə $ -ər/ verb  1 DLHDECORATE[intransitive, transitive] to decorate cloth by sewing a pattern, picture, or words on it with coloured threadsembroider something with something The dress was embroidered with flowers.embroider something on something A colourful design was embroidered on the sleeve of the shirt. a richly embroidered jacket2 [transitive]ADD to make a story or report of events more interesting or exciting by adding details that are not true syn embellish→ See Verb table
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embroiderHe embroidered his stories and kept us entertained for hours.They taught me darning, knitting, embroidering, mending, solitaire, palm-reading, whatever they knew.I do not think there is any question of them having embroidered on these events in any way.I used a grey yarn to embroider the body and antennae.Amy embroidered the history of the family as well.The cushion was embroidered with a pattern of golden keys.I would have bought you a new slip, of satin, trimmed with lace, or embroidered with roses.