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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theystitch up
he/she/itstitches up
present participlestitching up
past tensestitched up
past participlestitched up

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  1. 1
    to repair a piece of cloth that has been torn by sewing it
    You ought to stitch up that hole in your jeans.
  2. 3
    British informal to arrange a situation so that someone is blamed for something that they did not do
    I think I’ve been stitched up.
  3. 4
    informal to arrange an agreement or deal
    He’s stitched up a major deal with one of the European banks.
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