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teem

play
verb \ˈtēm\

Definition of teem

archaic

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  bring forth,:  give birth to :  produce

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 obsolete :  to become pregnant :  conceive

  5. 2a :  to become filled to overflowing :  aboundb :  to be present in large quantity

teem·ing·ly play \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


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teem

transitive verb

Definition of teem

  1. :  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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