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embroider

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Sewing & knitting
embroiderem‧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
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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.
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Verb table
embroider
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyembroider
he, she, itembroiders
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyembroidered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave embroidered
he, she, ithas embroidered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad embroidered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill embroider
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have embroidered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam embroidering
he, she, itis embroidering
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you, we, theyare embroidering
Past
I, he, she, itwas embroidering
you, we, theywere embroidering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been embroidering
he, she, ithas been embroidering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been embroidering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be embroidering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been embroidering
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