One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he sewed it up with needle and thread’
yarn, cotton, filament, fibre, strand, string, twine, line
2‘the Thames was a thread of silver below them’
streak, strand, stripe, line, striation, strip, seam, vein, belt, bar, swathe
3‘she lost the thread of the conversation’
train of thought, drift, direction, sense, theme, subject matter, motif, tenor, strain, thrust, subject, gist, burden, action
plot, storyline, scenario
1‘he threaded the rope through a pulley’
pass, string, weave, work, ease, inch, move, push, poke, thrust
2‘a little girl sat threading minute beads’
3‘she threaded her way through the tables’
weave, weave one's way, inch, inch one's way, wind, wind one's way, file, work, work one's way, push, push one's way, squeeze, squeeze one's way, shoulder, shoulder one's way, elbow, elbow one's way, make one's way
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