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noun stitch pronunciation in American English /stɪtʃ/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a short piece of thread that you can see on cloth when it has been sewn
    I put a couple of stitches in just to hold the ends together.
    1. a.
      [countable] a piece of wool that has been put around a needle when you are knitting
      The shawl was knitted with beautiful neat stitches.
      drop a stitch (=let it fall off the needle accidentally)
    2. b.
      [countable/uncountable] a particular way of making the stitches when you are sewing or knitting
      I can sew, but I can’t do any of the fancy stitches.
  2. 2
    [countable] a short piece of thread that is used for joining someones skin together after it has been cut
    The cut over his left eye needed 12 stitches.
  3. 3
    [singular/uncountable] a sharp pain in the side of your body that you sometimes feel when you are running
    I got a stitch and had to stop running.



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