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An edge or a part near an edge; margin; side
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  1. An edge or a part near an edge; margin; side
  2. An ornamental strip of flowers or shrubs along the edge of a garden, walk, etc.
  3. The line or frontier area separating political divisions or geographic regions; a boundary.
Skirting board
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  1. Skirting board
  2. Skirts collectively; material for skirts
The operation of shaping or dressing the edge of anything, as of a piece of metal.
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  1. The operation of shaping or dressing the edge of anything, as of a piece of metal.
  2. (Rock climbing) Technique involving the placement of the edge of the climbing shoe on a sharp hold.
  3. Something forming an edge or placed along the edge; fringe, trimming, etc. for a border
An ornamentation on the edges of a garment; a small cord covered with cloth.
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  1. An ornamentation on the edges of a garment; a small cord covered with cloth.
  2. A pipelike fold of material with which edges or seams are trimmed
  3. An ornamentation on pastry edges and seams.
A specially woven edge that prevents cloth from raveling
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  1. A specially woven edge that prevents cloth from raveling
  2. Any specially defined edge of fabric or paper, esp., such an edge that is to be trimmed off or covered
  3. The edge plate of a lock that has a slot for a bolt.
To bind around; gird
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  1. To bind around; gird
  2. To encircle; surround; encompass
  3. To encircle with or as if with a band.
To attack from all sides; harass or besiege
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  1. To attack from all sides; harass or besiege
  2. To stud, as with jewels.
  3. To cover or set thickly with; stud
A closed curve whose points are all on the same plane and at the same distance from a fixed point (the center).
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  1. A closed curve whose points are all on the same plane and at the same distance from a fixed point (the center).
  2. To form a circle around; encompass; surround
  3. To move in a circle.
A device used to determine geographical direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle mounted on a pivot, aligning itself naturally with the Earth's magnetic field so that it points to the Earth's geomagnetic north or south pole.
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  1. A device used to determine geographical direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle mounted on a pivot, aligning itself naturally with the Earth's magnetic field so that it points to the Earth's geomagnetic north or south pole.
  2. To reach successfully; achieve; accomplish
  3. A device used for drawing circles and arcs and for measuring distances on maps, consisting of two legs hinged together at one end.
To move or go around completely; make a circuit of:
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  1. To move or go around completely; make a circuit of:
  2. To form a circle around; surround:
To have as part of something larger; include:
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  1. To have as part of something larger; include:
  2. To include within its scope; to circumscribe or go round so as to surround; to enclose; to contain.
  3. To form a circle or ring around; encircle.
To encircle; surround:
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  1. To encircle; surround:
  2. To surround; encircle
To encircle (a person or the part of the body) with a belt or band.
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  1. To encircle (a person or the part of the body) with a belt or band.
  2. To encircle or fasten with a belt or band
  3. To fasten or secure (clothing, for example) with a belt or band.
To kill a tree or woody shrub by removing or destroying a band of bark and cambium from its circumference. The plants die because the distribution of food down from the leaves (through the phloem) and sometimes the flow of water and nutrients up from the roots (through the xylem) is disrupted, and the cambium can no longer regenerate these vascular tissues to repair the damage. Unwanted trees, such as invasive or nonnative species, are often eliminated by girdling. Some plant diseases kill trees by destroying a ring of cambium and so girdling them. Gnawing animals, especially rodents, can also girdle trees.
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  1. To kill a tree or woody shrub by removing or destroying a band of bark and cambium from its circumference. The plants die because the distribution of food down from the leaves (through the phloem) and sometimes the flow of water and nutrients up from the roots (through the xylem) is disrupted, and the cambium can no longer regenerate these vascular tissues to repair the damage. Unwanted trees, such as invasive or nonnative species, are often eliminated by girdling. Some plant diseases kill trees by destroying a ring of cambium and so girdling them. Gnawing animals, especially rodents, can also girdle trees.
  2. To form a circle around:
  3. To remove a ring of bark from (a tree) as by cutting or chewing
To hide behind words; refuse to commit oneself or give a direct answer
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  1. To hide behind words; refuse to commit oneself or give a direct answer
  2. To minimize or protect against the loss of by counterbalancing one transaction, such as a bet, against another.
  3. To avoid making a clear, direct response or statement.
To announce, proclaim, or signal by or as if by ringing:
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  1. To announce, proclaim, or signal by or as if by ringing:
  2. To cause (a bell, etc.) to ring
  3. To surround or encircle with or as with a ring
To cause to be enclosed or encircled
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  1. To cause to be enclosed or encircled
  2. To be present on all or nearly all sides of; encircle
  3. To enclose with or as with troops, so as to cut off communication or retreat
To crowd around; hem in:
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  1. To crowd around; hem in:
  2. (Figuratively) To beleaguer, lay siege to, beset.
  3. To beset or surround with armed forces for the purpose of compelling to surrender, to lay siege to, beleaguer.
To enclose, lock up inside something.
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To fence in so as to prevent common use:
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  1. To fence in so as to prevent common use:
  2. To surround with a wall, fence, etc.
  3. To surround on all sides; close in:
To conceal; hide
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  1. To conceal; hide
  2. To surround
  3. To wrap, enclose, or cover:
To minimize or protect against the loss of by counterbalancing one transaction, such as a bet, against another.
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  1. To minimize or protect against the loss of by counterbalancing one transaction, such as a bet, against another.
  2. To enclose or bound with or as if with hedges.
  3. To hem in, hinder, or restrict with or as if with a hedge.
Find another word for hem. In this page you can discover 28 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for hem, like: border, skirting, edging, piping, selvage, edge, fringe, rim, trimming, begird and beset.