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fume

verb

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  1. 1 to be excited or emotionally stirred up with anger he silently fumed as his ex-girlfriend danced with her new beau Synonyms burn, foam, boil, rage, rankle, seethe, sizzle, steam, stormRelated Words fulminate, rant, rave; smolder (or smoulder); bristle, flare (up), inflame (also enflame); chafe, fret, stew; agitate, convulse, roil, shake

  2. 2 to express one's anger usually violently when she found out her driver's license was being suspended, she fumed, throwing papers across the room and shouting at the top of her lungs Synonyms bristle, rage, stormRelated Words blow up, flare (up), flip (out) [slang]; bluster, carry on, fulminate, rampage, rant, rave, take on; burn, foam, seethe, smolder (or smoulder), steam; chafe, fret, stewNear Antonyms allay, appease, pacify, soothe; check, choke (back), collect, compose, contain, curb, pocket, rein, repress, restrain, smother, stifle, strangle, subdue, suppress, swallow; moderate, temper, tone (down); ease, let up, relax; calm, cool, hush, quell, quiet, settle, still


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