Pronunciation: (sō), [key]
—v., sewed, sewn or sewed, sew•ing.
1. to join or attach by stitches.
2. to make, repair, etc., (a garment) by such means.
3. to enclose or secure with stitches: to sew flour in a bag.
4. to close (a hole, wound, etc.) by means of stitches (usually fol. by up).
1. to work with a needle and thread or with a sewing machine.
2. sew up,
a. Informal.to get or have a monopoly of; control exclusively.
b. Informal.to complete or conclude (arrangements, negotiations, etc.) successfully: They were about to sew up the deal when the argument started.
c. to gain or be assured of: He tried to sew up as many votes as possible before the convention.
Pronunciation: (sOO), [key]
—v., sewed, sew•ing,
to ground (a vessel) at low tide (sometimes fol by up).
(of a vessel) to be grounded at low tide.
the amount of additional water necessary to float a grounded vessel.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.