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stitch



stitch [stitch stitches stitched stitching] noun, verb BrE [stɪtʃ] NAmE [stɪtʃ]
noun
1. countable one of the small lines of thread that you can see on a piece of cloth after it has been sewn; the action that produces this
Try to keep the stitches small and straight.
2. countable one of the small circles of wool that you make around the needle when you are knitting
to drop a stitch (= to lose one that you have made)
The knitting should be 120 stitches wide.
to cast stitches on/off (= to add or remove them)
3. countable, uncountable (especially in compounds)a particular style of sewing or knitting that you use to make the pattern you want
chain stitch
4. countable a short piece of thread, etc. that doctors use to sew the edges of a wound together
The cut needed eight stitches.
I had six stitches in my foot after the accident.
• (especially BrE)I'm having my stitches out today.
• (NAmE)I'm getting my stitches out today.
5. countable, usually singular a sudden pain in the side of your body, usually caused by running or laughing
Can we slow down? I've got a stitch.

Word Origin:
Old English stice ‘a puncture, stabbing pain’, of Germanic origin; related to German Stich ‘a sting, prick’, also to the verb ↑stick. The sense ‘loop’ (in sewing etc.) arose in Middle English.

Collocations:
Injuries
Being injured
have a fall/an injury
receive/suffer/sustain a serious injury/a hairline fracture/(especially BrE) whiplash/a gunshot wound
hurt/injure your ankle/back/leg
damage the brain/an ankle ligament/your liver/the optic nerve/the skin
pull/strain/tear a hamstring/ligament/muscle/tendon
sprain/twist your ankle/wrist
break a bone/your collarbone/your leg/three ribs
fracture/crack your skull
break/chip/knock out/lose a tooth
burst/perforate your eardrum
dislocate your finger/hip/jaw/shoulder
bruise/cut/graze your arm/knee/shoulder
burn/scald yourself/your tongue
bang/bump/hit/ (informal) bash your elbow/head/knee (on/against sth)
Treating injuries
treat sb for burns/a head injury/a stab wound
examine/clean/dress/bandage/treat a bullet wound
repair a damaged/torn ligament/tendon/cartilage
amputate/cut off an arm/a finger/a foot/a leg/a limb
put on/ (formal) apply/take off (especially NAmE) a Band-Aid™/(BrE) a plaster/a bandage
need/require/put in/ (especially BrE) have (out)/ (NAmE) get (out) stitches
put on/rub on/ (formal) apply cream/ointment/lotion
have/receive/undergo (BrE) physiotherapy/(NAmE) physical therapy

Example Bank:
He had twenty stitches in a head wound.
He has now had the stitches taken out.
He needed four stitches.
I had to have five stitches when I cut my finger.
Put a stitch in the corner of the pocket to keep it in place.
She had five stitches put in her cheek.
The edge was sewn with blanket stitch.
When are you having your stitches out?
Idioms:in stitches not be wearing a stitch not have a stitch on stitch in time
Derived:stitch somebody up stitch something up
 
verb
1. ~ sth (+ adv./prep.) to use a needle and thread to repair, join, or decorate pieces of cloth
Syn: sew
Her wedding dress was stitched by hand.
A pocket was stitched to the front of the jacket.
• (figurative)An agreement was hastily stitched together (= made very quickly).
2. ~ sth (up) to sew the edges of a wound together
The cut will need to be stitched.
Verb forms:

Word Origin:
Old English stice ‘a puncture, stabbing pain’, of Germanic origin; related to German Stich ‘a sting, prick’, also to the verb ↑stick. The sense ‘loop’ (in sewing etc.) arose in Middle English.
 

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