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hem 1

American English: /hɛm/
British English: /hɛm/


  • to take up/let down the hem
    subir or meter/bajar or sacar el dobladillo or ( (Chile) tb) la basta
    hems are going up/coming down this year
    este año se llevarán las faldas más cortas/largas
    Example sentences
    • 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.

transitive verb -mm-

  • (dress/curtain/sheet)
    hacerle el dobladillo or ( (Chile) tb) la basta a
    Example sentences
    • 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.

Phrasal verbs

hem in

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
enemy troops hemmed them in
las tropas enemigas los rodearon or encerraron
management was hemmed in by all kinds of regulations
la dirección se veía constreñida or obstaculizada por todo tipo de normas

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hem 2
American English: /hɛm/
British English: /hɛm/


  • ahem
    Example sentences
    • 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.

intransitive verb -mm-

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