teem with

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of teem with

:to be full of (life and activity) :to have many (people or animals) moving around inside
  • The river teems with fish.
usually used as (be) teeming with
  • The river was teeming with fish.
  • streets teeming with shoppers
sometimes used figuratively
  • My mind is teeming with ideas.

Word by Word Definitions

teem play
  1. : to become filled to overflowing : abound

  2. : to be present in large quantity

  3. : to become pregnant : conceive

  1. : empty, pour


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