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thread British & World English

A long, thin strand of cotton, nylon, or other fibres used in sewing or weaving

thread mark British & World English

A mark in the form of a thin line made in banknote paper with highly coloured silk fibres to prevent photographic counterfeiting

thread vein British & World English

A very slender vein, especially one on the face that is visible through the skin

gold thread British & World English

A plant of the buttercup family, which yields a yellow dye and is used in herbal medicine as a treatment for mouth ulcers. It grows in North America and NE Asia

common thread in common British & World English

A theme or characteristic found in various stories or situations

common thread British & World English

A theme or characteristic found in various stories or situations

lose the thread in thread British & World English

Be unable to follow what someone is saying or remember what one is going to say next

hang by a thread in thread British & World English

Be in a highly precarious state

hang by a thread British & World English

Be in a highly precarious state

lose the thread British & World English

Be unable to follow what someone is saying or remember what one is going to say next

lisle British & World English

A fine, smooth cotton thread used especially for stockings

lisle thread in lisle British & World English

A fine, smooth cotton thread used especially for stockings

screw thread in thread British & World English

A helical ridge on the outside of a screw, bolt, etc. or on the inside of a cylindrical hole, to allow two parts to be screwed together

drawn work British & World English

Ornamental work on linen or other fabric, in which threads are drawn out of the fabric to create a pattern of openings and holes

drawn-thread-work in drawn work British & World English

Ornamental work on linen or other fabric, in which threads are drawn out of the fabric to create a pattern of openings and holes

thread English Thesaurus

he sewed it up with needle and thread

thread English-Spanish

hilo m

with double thread in thread English-Spanish

con hilo doble, con doble hebra

I need a longer thread in thread English-Spanish

necesito una hebra más larga

he's pretty skillful with a needle and thread in skillful English-Spanish

es bastante habilidoso para la costura, se da bastante maña para coser

to follow the thread of a plot/conversation in thread English-Spanish

seguir* el hilo de una trama/conversación


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