Learn how to say Stitch correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word stitch:
1a loop of thread or yarn resulting from a single pass or movement of the needle in sewing, knitting, or crocheting.
a loop of thread used to join the edges of a wound or surgical incision:
he had to have sixteen stitches to his head
[usually with modifier] a method of sewing, knitting, or crocheting producing a particular pattern or design:
basic embroidery stitches
[in singular, usually with negative] informal the smallest item of clothing:
nymphs with come-hither looks and not a stitch on
2a sudden sharp pain in the side of the body, caused by strenuous exercise:
he was panting and had a stitch
1make, mend, or join (something) with stitches:
stitch a plain seam with right sides together
they stitched the cut on her face
(as adjective in combination -stitched)
2 (stitch someone up) British informal manipulate a situation so that someone is placed at a disadvantage or wrongly blamed for something:
he was stitched up by outsiders and ousted as chairman
(stitch something up) arrange or secure a deal or agreement to one’s advantage:
the company has stitched up major deals all over the world to boost sales
informal laughing uncontrollably:
his droll self-mockery had us in stitches
a stitch in time saves nine
proverb if you sort out a problem immediately it may save extra work later.
Old English stice ‘a puncture, stabbing pain’, of Germanic origin; related to German Stich ‘a sting, prick’, also to stick2. The sense ‘loop’ (in sewing etc.) arose in Middle English