steek

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Scots steek, from Middle English steke (to enclose) and Middle Dutch steken (to stitch). Noun from Scots steek (stitch), from Middle Dutch steek (stitch). More at stick, stitch.

Verb[edit]

steek (third-person singular simple present steeks, present participle steeking, simple past and past participle steeked)

  1. To stitch (sew with a needle).
  2. To shut or close.
  3. (knitting) To use a technique for knitting garments such as sweaters in the round without interruption for openings or sleeves until the end.

Noun[edit]

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steek (plural steeks)

  1. (Scotland) A stitch.
    • 1934, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Grey Granite, Polygon 2006 (A Scots Quair), p. 565:
      Ake Ogilvie told the tale the next day to Ma Cleghorn, Ma lying at rest in her bed, she'd gone to bed with a steek in her side and as lying fair wearied till Ake looked in.
  2. (knitting) The bridge of extra stitches used in the steeking technique.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /steːk/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eːk

Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

steek m (plural steken, diminutive steekje n)

  1. a prick (insect bite), a stab, a thrust
  2. a knot
  3. a stitch
  4. a bicorne or tricorn; a cornered hat
    Synonym: punthoed
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

steek

  1. first-person singular present indicative of steken
  2. imperative of steken

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