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sew

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Sewing & knitting
sewsew /səʊ $ soʊ/ ●●● S3 verb (past tense sewed, past participle sewn /səʊn $ soʊn/ or sewed) [intransitive, transitive]  DLHto use a needle and thread to make or repair clothes or to fasten something such as a button to them I learned to sew at school.sew something on something Can you sew a patch on my jeans?sew something together She sewed the two sides together. sew something ↔ up
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Examples from the Corpus
sewI went back to my sewing.Granted, any skilled practitioner could make a set of numbers sew a quilt that could cover an airplane hangar.More and more women work and have less time to sew and do crafts.She learned to sew and made maternity smocks he tried to admire.I washed out a pair of tights and sewed on a button.One afternoon I had seen him painfully sewing on a shirt-button.Where did you learn to sew so well?Construction: shingle construction - sections of fibre are sewn to the outer and liner and overlaid to eliminate any cold spots.
From Longman Business Dictionarysewsew /səʊsoʊ/ verb (past tense sewed, past participle sewn /səʊnsoʊn/ also sewed American English) sew something → up→ See Verb table
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Verb table
sew
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysew
he, she, itsews
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysewed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave sewn
he, she, ithas sewn
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad sewn
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill sew
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have sewn
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam sewing
he, she, itis sewing
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you, we, theyare sewing
Past
I, he, she, itwas sewing
you, we, theywere sewing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been sewing
he, she, ithas been sewing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been sewing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be sewing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been sewing
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