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a line where two pieces of cloth, leather etc have been stitched together
She was repairing Billy's trousers, where the seam had come undone.
Join the shoulder seams together.
a layer of a mineral under the ground
seam of coal/iron etc
be coming/falling apart at the seams
if a plan, organization etc is coming apart at the seams, so many things are going wrong with it that it will probably fail
The health service seems to be falling apart at the seams.
if a piece of clothing is coming apart at the seams, the stitches on it are coming unfastened
be bursting/bulging at the seams
if a room or building is bursting at the seams, it is so full of people that hardly anyone else can fit into it
a (rich) seam of something
a thing, place, or group from which a type of thing can be obtained
The 466-page book is a rich seam of statistical information.
a line where two pieces of metal, wood etc have been joined together
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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