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hem

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Clothes
hemhem1 /hem/ noun [countable]  DCCthe edge of a piece of cloth that is turned under and stitched down, especially the lower edge of a skirt, trousers etcsee thesaurus at edge
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hemThere are two zipped pockets and knitted hem and cuffs.The peripheral hem blew back over the canopy, dividing it into two lobes.The gun hangs down below the hem of her skirt.Through the Moon, the hems become linked to the body power of menstruation.The arms of the tee shirt barely rounded the curve of his shoulders, the hem hung an inch above his navel.Justice Thomas is on the court, with mud clinging to the hem of his robe.
Related topics: Clothes
hemhem2 verb (hemmed, hemming)  1 [transitive]DCC to turn under the edge of a piece of material or clothing and stitch it in place2 hem and haw hem somebody/something ↔ in
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hemSoares hemmed a bit, then admitted he had been speeding.He hemmed, he hawed, he guffawed.Depression had descended on her, hemmed in by all these people, driving along a straight dreary road.She is, however, hemmed in by the Adversary.From the very start he has been the man in the middle, thwarted in front and hemmed in on the rear.As employees feel themselves hemmed in, they become frustrated and angry.Either way Norman Lamont is hemmed in with little scope for escape.
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Verb table
hem
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyhem
he, she, ithems
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhemmed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave hemmed
he, she, ithas hemmed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad hemmed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill hem
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have hemmed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam hemming
he, she, itis hemming
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you, we, theyare hemming
Past
I, he, she, itwas hemming
you, we, theywere hemming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been hemming
he, she, ithas been hemming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been hemming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be hemming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been hemming
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