thread

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈθrɛd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/θrɛd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(thred)

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thread

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [cotton, nylon, silk] thread
  2. a thread of [cotton]
  3. a loose thread on my [shirt, hat, pants]
  4. the threads are coming off my [shirt]
  5. (some) thread to sew a [button, tear, patch]
  6. [sew, stitch] (it) with thread
  7. spin thread
  8. a thread on a [shirt, sleeve, top, blouse]
  9. a thread holding [buttons, garments] together
  10. a needle and thread
  11. her [safety, position, life] was hanging by a thread
  12. was hanging on (to her life) by a thread
  13. a common thread throughout the [book, play, story]
  14. lost the thread of the [story, plot]
  15. [silver, black, grey] threads (of hair)
  16. a [forum, news] thread
  17. [write, post, answer, reply] on the forum thread
  18. read the [entire, whole] thread
v
  1. thread the needle
  2. thread the [wire, rope] through the [wall, floor]
  3. thread the [beads, charms] together
  4. thread [silk, fabric] with [gold, beads]
  5. thread the film into the [camera, projector]
  6. thread a [screw, nut, bolt] onto
  7. threading my hair
  8. thread (your way) through [traffic, the crowd, the alleyways]
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