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.
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
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006