Hay 2 definiciones de hem en inglés:

hem1

Saltos de línea: hem

sustantivo

The edge of a piece of cloth or clothing which has been turned under and sewn: the hem of her dress she took up the hem
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  • Top-stitched hems on denim garments tend to curl up to the outside.
  • I sewed the armhole and neckline hems with a scant 1/4" seam; the bottom hem is about l/2".
  • It features a left chest patch pocket, a clean front, and a shirttail hem.
Sinónimos
edge, edging, border, trim, trimming; fringe, frill, flounce, valance

verbo (hems, hemming, hemmed)

[with object] Volver al principio  
1Turn under and sew the edge of (a piece of cloth): she began to hem a border
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  • Moreover, overlocking seams and hemming garments are not necessary because the fabric doesn't fray.
  • Construct the reversible top following the same method as for the jumper - so the lower hemmed edges hang free of each other.
  • After measuring and cutting the canopy and headboard panel, narrowly hem the edges or bind them with coordinating binding strips.
Sinónimos
2 (hem someone/thing in) Surround and restrict the space or movement of someone or something: he was hemmed in by the tables
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  • She tried to shrug, but the close walls hemmed her in, so she just made a face.
  • I know that the two guys were hemmed in by record company restrictions, but this is almost completely mainstream stuff.
  • Already train operators are hemmed in by high regulatory walls.
Sinónimos
surround, border, edge, encircle, circle, ring, enclose, skirt, flank, fringe, encompass
literary gird, girdle, engird
restrict, confine, trap, kettle, close in, shut in, hedge in, fence in, pen in, box in, keep within bounds, immure; constrain, restrain, limit, circumscribe, curb, check; North Americancorral
rare compass

Origen

Old English 'border of a piece of cloth', of West Germanic origin. The verb senses date from the mid 16th century.

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Pronunciación: ˈsɛmbləns
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Hay 2 definiciones de hem en inglés:

hem2

Saltos de línea: hem
Pronunciación: /həm
 
, hɛm
 
/

exclamación

Used in writing to indicate a sound made when coughing or clearing the throat to attract attention or to express hesitation.
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  • In truth I had slept about 3 hours and breakfast had been a pint of Stella — ah hem.
  • Still staying off the sugar and to be honest, the proof will come when, eh hem, that other monthly thing arrives.
  • Wang apparently forgot to ask about the keys for the machine when he purchased it for the, uh hem, bargain price of $75 off a man in East Harlem.

verbo (hems, hemming, hemmed)

[no object] archaic Volver al principio  
Make a sound in the throat when hesitating or as a signal: Jane, if any one is about, come to the foot of the stairs and hem
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  • Ira hems, haws, stamps his feet, clears his throat.

Origen

late 15th century: imitative.

Frases

hem and haw

North American term for hum and haw (see hum1).
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • But even though they were on discount, I hemmed and hawed.
  • However, after a few more minutes of hemming and hawing, his curiosity got the better of him and he unfolded the paper.
  • After my son hemmed and hawed awhile, my grandson finally spoke up in disgust.

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