To stitch up
Stitch Stitch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stitched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stitching}.] 1. To form stitches in; especially, to sew in such a manner as to show on the surface a continuous line of stitches; as, to stitch a shirt bosom. [1913 Webster]

2. To sew, or unite together by stitches; as, to stitch printed sheets in making a book or a pamphlet. [1913 Webster]

3. (Agric.) To form land into ridges. [1913 Webster]

{To stitch up}, to mend or unite with a needle and thread; as, to stitch up a rent; to stitch up an artery. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • stitch up — 1) PHRASAL VERB To stitch someone up means to trick them so that they are put in a difficult or unpleasant situation, especially one where they are blamed for something they have not done. [BRIT, INFORMAL] [V n P] He claimed that a police officer …   English dictionary

  • stitch up — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms stitch up : present tense I/you/we/they stitch up he/she/it stitches up present participle stitching up past tense stitched up past participle stitched up 1) to repair a piece of cloth that has been torn by… …   English dictionary

  • stitch up — (slang) 1. To incriminate by informing on 2. To swindle (stitchˈ up noun) • • • Main Entry: ↑stitch * * * stitch up [phrasal verb] 1 stitch (someone or something) up or stitch up (someone or something) : to use a needle and thread to close a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stitch Up! — was a CBBC children s television series in which pranks are played on the general public. It was originally broadcast in early 2002 and is often repeated. Compared to other CBBC programmes, Stitch Up! appears to be aimed at older children (most… …   Wikipedia

  • stitch-up — see ↑stitch up below. • • • Main Entry: ↑stitch * * * stitch up UK US noun [countable] [singular stitch up plural stitch ups …   Useful english dictionary

  • stitch up — ► stitch up Brit. informal 1) manipulate (a situation) to someone s disadvantage. 2) cheat or falsely incriminate. Main Entry: ↑stitch …   English terms dictionary

  • stitch up —    to fabricate evidence against    The imagery is from the securing of a canvas bag:     Someone else did it, I tell you. Who? Why? To stitch me up. (C. Thomas, 1993) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • stitch up — Verb. To betray with false evidence. Also phrased to stitch someone up. Noun. An act of betrayal with the use of falsified evidence …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • stitch up — verb a) to close by sewing b) to maliciously or dishonestly incriminate someone …   Wiktionary

  • stitch-up — noun Brit. informal an act of manipulating something or securing a deal to someone s disadvantage or to one s own advantage …   English new terms dictionary

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