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British English: /stɪtʃ/
American English: /stɪtʃ/

Translation of stitch in French:


  • 1
    (in sewing, embroidery) point (m)
    (single loop in knitting, crochet) maille (f)
    (style of knitting, crochet) point (m)
    to drop a stitch
    lâcher une maille
    embroidery/knitting stitch
    point de broderie/tricot
    30 different stitches
    30 sortes de points différents
  • 2 (Medicine) to have stitches
    se faire recoudre
    I had stitches
    on m'a recousu
    she had 10 stitches
    on lui a fait 10 points de suture (in, to à)
    he needs stitches (in his head)
    il faut lui faire des points de suture (à la tête)
    to have one's stitches out
    se faire retirer les fils
  • 4 (American English) [informal]to be a stitch
    (person, film etc)
    être tordant [informal]

transitive verb

  • 1
    coudre (to, onto à)
    cousu à la main
    piqué à la machine
  • 2 (Medicine)
    recoudre (wound, face)
    to have a cut stitched
    se faire recoudre une coupure


a stitch in time saves nine

un point à temps en vaut cent

to be in stitches

rire aux larmes

to have somebody in stitches

faire rire aux larmes quelqu'un

to not have a stitch on

être tout nu/toute nue

I haven't got a stitch to wear

je n'ai rien à me mettre

Phrasal verbs

stitch down

stitch [something] down, stitch down [something]
fixer [quelque chose] avec des points de couture

stitch together

stitch [something] together [literal]
assembler (garment)
assembler rapidement (coalition, package)
concocter rapidement (compromise, proposal)

stitch up

1 stitch up [something], stitch [something] up [literal]
recoudre (hem, seam, wound, hand)
2 stitch up [somebody], stitch [somebody] up [informal] (British English) [figurative]
monter un coup contre quelqu'un [informal]
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