[oh-ver-soh, oh-ver-soh]
verb (used with object), oversewed, oversewn or oversewed, oversewing.
to sew with stitches passing successively over an edge, especially closely, so as to cover the edge or make a firm seam.

1860–65; over- + sew1

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oversew (ˈəʊvəˌsəʊ, ˌəʊvəˈsəʊ)
vb , -sews, -sewing, -sewed, -sewn
to sew (two edges) with close stitches that pass over them both

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