teem


1teem

verb \ˈtēm\

Definition of TEEM

transitive verb
archaic
:  bring forth,:  give birth to :  produce
intransitive verb
1
obsolete :  to become pregnant :  conceive
2
a :  to become filled to overflowing :  abound
b :  to be present in large quantity
teem·ing·ly \ˈtē-miŋ-lē\ adverb
teem·ing·ness noun

Origin of TEEM

Middle English temen, from Old English tīman, tǣman; akin to Old English tēam offspring — more at team
First Known Use: before 12th century

2teem

transitive verb

Definition of TEEM

:  empty, pour <teem molten metal into a mold>

Origin of TEEM

Middle English temen, from Old Norse tœma; akin to Old English tōm empty
First Known Use: 14th century

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