Pronunciation: (sō),[key] —v.,sewed, sewn or sewed, sew•ing.
—v.t. 1. to join or attach by stitches.
2. to make, repair, etc., (a garment) by such means.
3. to enclose or secure with stitches: to sew flour in a bag. 4. to close (a hole, wound, etc.) by means of stitches (usually fol. by up).
—v.i. 1. to work with a needle and thread or with a sewing machine.
2. sew up, a. Informal.to get or have a monopoly of; control exclusively.
b. Informal.to complete or conclude (arrangements, negotiations, etc.) successfully: They were about to sew up the deal when the argument started. c. to gain or be assured of: He tried to sew up as many votes as possible before the convention.