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hem1

 
pronunciation:
hem
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: hems, hemming, hemmed
definition: to fold and sew down the edge of.
I hemmed my pants because they were too long.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an edge of a dress, curtain, or something else made of cloth, when it has been folded back and sewn down.
I tore the hem of my skirt when I fell.
derivation: hemmer (n.)
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