名词:stitcher 动词过去式:stitched 过去分词:stitched 现在分词:stitching 第三人称单数:stitches
(a) single passing of a needle and thread into and out of cloth, etc in sewing, or into and out of skin tissue, etc in surgery （缝纫或外科缝合的）一针. =>illus at sew 见sew插图.
(b) (in knitting or crochet) one complete turn of the wool, etc over the needle （编结或编织的）一针; （钩针编织的）一钩.
(a) loop of thread, wool, etc made in this way 针脚
*make long, short, neat, etc stitches 缝长、短、匀整...针脚
* The cut in my hand needed five stitches. 我手上的伤口需要缝五针.
(b) piece of thread used to sew tissue together in surgery （外科的）缝线
*I'm having my stitches (taken) out today, ie removed from a wound that has healed. 我的伤口今天拆线.
3 [C, U] (esp in compounds 尤用以构成复合词) particular pattern of stitches or way of stitching (in sewing, knitting or crochet) 缝法; 针法; 织法; 编结法
* knitting in purl stitch 以反针编织.
4 [C usu sing 通常作单数] sudden sharp pain in the muscles at the side of the body (caused eg by running too hard) （胁部的）突然剧痛（如跑步过力所致）
*Can we slow down and walk for a bit? I'm getting a stitch. 咱们放慢速度步行一会儿好吗? 我觉得腰部突然一阵剧痛.
5 (idm 习语) drop a stitch => drop2. have not (got) a `stitch on/not be wearing a `stitch (infml 口) be naked 一丝不挂; 赤身露体. in `stitches (infml 口) laughing uncontrollably 大笑不止; 捧腹大笑
*The play had us in stitches. 这出戏把我们笑得前仰後合. a ,stitch in ,time saves `nine (saying 谚) if one takes action or does a piece of work immediately, it may save a lot of extra work later 一针及时, 可省九针（及时行动, 免得问题成堆）.
1 (a) [I, Tn] put stitches in or on (sth); sew 缝, 缝合, 编结, 编织（某物）; 缝纫
*stitching (a shirt) by candlelight 点着蜡烛缝（衬衫）.
(b) [Tn.pr] join or fasten (sth) with stitches 将（某物）缝上
*stitch a button on a dress 在连衣裙上钉个钮扣
* stitch a zip into a skirt 给裙子缝上拉链.
2 (phr v) stitch sth up join together or close sth by stitching 缝合、缝补某物
*stitch up a wound/a hole 缝合伤口[缝补破洞]
* We'll soon have you (ie your wound) stitched up! 我们很快就把你的伤口缝好!