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hem1 British & World English

The edge of a piece of cloth or clothing which has been turned under and sewn

hem2 British & World English

Used in writing to indicate a sound made when coughing or clearing the throat to attract attention or to express hesitation

hem English Thesaurus

she let down the hem of her dress

hem- New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

US variants of haem-, haemato-

haem- British & World English

Variant spelling of haemo- shortened before a vowel (as in haemangioma).

hem- in haem- British & World English

Variant spelling of haemo- shortened before a vowel (as in haemangioma).

handkerchief hem British & World English

A hemline on a skirt or dress formed by panels of fabric which fall in points resembling the corners of a handkerchief

hem someone/thing in in hem1 British & World English

Surround and restrict the space or movement of someone or something

hem and haw in hem2 British & World English

North American term for hum and haw (see hum).

hem someone/something in in hem English Thesaurus

the bay was hemmed in by pine trees