sew up
transitive verb Date: 15th century 1. to mend completely by sewing 2. to get exclusive use or control of 3. to make certain of ; be assured of <
the team sewed up the division title
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  • sew up — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms sew up : present tense I/you/we/they sew up he/she/it sews up present participle sewing up past tense sewed up past participle sewn up 1) to repair something such as a hole in a piece of cloth by sewing it 2)… …   English dictionary

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  • sew up — 1) the tear was sewn up Syn: darn, mend, repair, patch 2) informal the company sewed up a deal with IBM Syn: secure, clinch, pull off, bring off, settle, conclude, complete, finali …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • sew up — verb To seal by sewing …   Wiktionary

  • sew up — connect, attach using a needle and thread …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sew up —  Organise. Arrange. Settle. Complete …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • sew up something — sew up (something) to remove all doubt about the successful result of something. Schall hopes to sew up the nomination for governor this week. The company hopes to have a deal sewn up by the end of the year …   New idioms dictionary

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