Meaning of STITCH in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ stɪtʃ ]

( stitches, stitching, stitched)


If you stitch cloth, you use a needle and thread to join two pieces together or to make a decoration.

Fold the fabric and stitch the two layers together...

We stitched incessantly.

...those patient ladies who stitched the magnificent medieval tapestries.

= sew

VERB : V n adv / prep , V , V n


Stitches are the short pieces of thread that have been sewn in a piece of cloth.

...a row of straight stitches...



In knitting and crochet, a stitch is a loop made by one turn of wool around a knitting needle or crochet hook.

Her mother counted the stitches on her knitting needles...



If you sew or knit something in a particular stitch , you sew or knit in a way that produces a particular pattern.

The design can be worked in cross stitch.

N-UNCOUNT : usu n N


When doctors stitch a wound, they use a special needle and thread to sew the skin together.

Jill washed and stitched the wound.

VERB : V n

Stitch up means the same as stitch .

Dr Armonson stitched up her wrist wounds...

They’ve taken him off to hospital to stitch him up.

PHRASAL VERB : V P n (not pron) , V n P


A stitch is a piece of thread that has been used to sew the skin of a wound together.

He had six stitches in a head wound.



A stitch is a sharp pain in your side, usually caused by running or laughing a lot.



If you are in stitches , you cannot stop laughing. ( INFORMAL )

Here’s a book that will have you in stitches.

PHRASE : PHR after v , v-link PHR

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