Sew Sew, v. t. [imp. {Sewed}; p. p. {Sewed}, rarely {Sewn}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sewing}.] [OE. sewen, sowen, AS. si['o]wian, s[=i]wian; akin to OHG. siuwan, Icel. s?ja, Sw. sy, Dan. sye, Goth. siujan, Lith. siuti, Russ, shite, L. ssuere, Gr. ????, Skr. siv. [root]156. Cf. {Seam} a suture, {Suture}.] 1. To unite or fasten together by stitches, as with a needle and thread. [1913 Webster]

No man also seweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment. --Mark ii. 21. [1913 Webster]

2. To close or stop by ssewing; -- often with up; as, to sew up a rip. [1913 Webster]

3. To inclose by sewing; -- sometimes with up; as, to sew money in a bag. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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