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em•broi•der



Pronunciation: (em-broi'dur), [key]
v.t.
1. to decorate with ornamental needlework.
2. to produce or form in needlework.
3. to adorn or embellish rhetorically, esp. with ornate language or fictitious details: He embroidered the account of the shipwreck to hold his listeners' interest.

v.i.
1. to do embroidery.
2. to add embellishments; exaggerate (often fol. by on or upon).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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