English version

stitch somebody/something ↔ up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstitch somebody/something ↔ up phrasal verb1 MHDHto put stitches in cloth or a wound in order to fasten parts of it together She stitched up the cut and left it to heal.2 SOLVE/DEAL WITH A PROBLEMto get a deal or agreement completed satisfactorily so that it cannot be changed The deal was stitched up in minutes.3 British English informal to deceive someone, especially in order to gain money from them4 British English informalGUILTY to make someone seem guilty of a crime by providing false information syn frame stitch→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
stitch upCan you stitch this up for me, baby?A friend of mine recently stitched himself up neatly.It was a stitch - up; the referee was bribed.
stitch-upˈstitch-up, stitch up noun [countable] British English  a situation in which someone is deliberately deceived
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Verb table
stitch
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theystitch
he, she, itstitches
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theystitched
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave stitched
he, she, ithas stitched
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad stitched
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill stitch
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have stitched
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam stitching
he, she, itis stitching
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you, we, theyare stitching
Past
I, he, she, itwas stitching
you, we, theywere stitching
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been stitching
he, she, ithas been stitching
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been stitching
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be stitching
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been stitching
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