stitch


stitch
noun
1》 a loop of thread or yarn resulting from a single pass or movement of the needle in sewing, knitting, or crocheting.
    ↘a method of sewing, knitting, or crocheting producing a particular pattern: an embroidery stitch.
2》 [usu. with negative] informal the smallest item of clothing: swimming around with not a stitch on.
3》 a sudden sharp pain in the side of the body, caused by strenuous exercise.
verb
1》 make or mend with stitches; apply a stitch or stitches to.
2》 (stitch someone up) Brit. informal manipulate a situation to someone's disadvantage.
    ↘(stitch something up) manipulate a situation or secure a deal to one's own advantage.
Phrases
in stitches informal laughing uncontrollably.
Derivatives
stitcher noun
stitchery noun
stitching noun
stitchless adjective
Origin
OE stice, of Gmc origin; related to stick2.

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