stitch

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1 stitch /ˈstɪtʃ/ noun
plural stitches
1 stitch
/ˈstɪtʃ/
noun
plural stitches
Learner's definition of STITCH
[count] : a piece of thread that is passed through a piece of material with a needle
see also cross-stitch
[count] medical : a special piece of thread that is used to hold a large cut or wound closed
[count] : a single loop of thread or yarn that is wrapped around a tool (such as a knitting needle) and is linked to other loops to make fabric
: a particular type or style of stitch used in sewing, knitting, crocheting, etc.
[count]
[noncount]
[count] : a sudden sharp pain in your side usually singular

a stitch

informal
◊ If you are not wearing a stitch, do not have a stitch on, etc., you are naked.

a stitch in time (saves nine)

◊ The phrase a stitch in time (saves nine) means that it is better to fix a problem when it is small than to wait and let it become a bigger problem.

in stitches

informal
: laughing very hard
2 stitch /ˈstɪtʃ/ verb
stitches; stitched; stitching
2 stitch
/ˈstɪtʃ/
verb
stitches; stitched; stitching
Learner's definition of STITCH
[+ object]
: to use a needle and thread to make or repair (something, such as a piece of clothing) : to join (something, such as a piece of fabric or a button) to something else with stitches : sew
: to make (something, such as a design) out of stitches

stitch together

[phrasal verb]
stitch (something) together or stitch together (something)
: to make (something) out of many different things

stitch up

[phrasal verb]
stitch (someone or something) up or stitch up (someone or something) : to use a needle and thread to close a large cut or wound on someone
stitch (someone) up or stitch up (someone) British, informal : to make (an innocent person) appear to be guilty of a crime : frame
stitch (something) up or stitch up (something) British, informal : to do the final things that are needed to complete (something) in a successful way : to finish or do (something) successfully

— stitcher

noun, plural stitchers [count]
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