sews; sewed; sewn/ˈsoʊn/orsewed; sewing sews; sewed; sewn/ˈsoʊn/orsewed; sewing
Learner's definition of SEW
: to make or repair something (such as a piece of clothing) by using a needle and thread
She sews her own dresses by hand.
He sewed a patch onto his sleeve.
I sewed the button back on the shirt.
The surgeon sewed the wound shut.
sew up[phrasal verb]
sew (something) up or sew up (something)
1 : to close or repair (something) by using a needle and thread
2 a : to do the final things that are needed to complete (something) in a successful way — often used as (be) sewn/sewed up b : to make (something, such as a victory) certain — often used as (be) sewn/sewed up