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chum 1

 (chŭm)
n.
An intimate friend or companion.
intr.v. chummed, chum·ming, chums
1.
a. To be an intimate friend.
b. To display good-natured friendliness: chummed around with the other teammates.
2. To share the same room, as in a dormitory.

[Perhaps short for chamber fellow, roommate.]

chum 2

 (chŭm)
n.
Bait usually consisting of oily fish ground up and scattered on the water.
v. chummed, chum·ming, chums
v.intr.
To scatter such bait in order to lure fish.
v.tr.
To lure (fish) with such bait.

[Origin unknown.]

chum 3

 (chŭm)
n.
A chum salmon.

chum

(tʃʌm)
n
informal a close friend
vb, chums, chumming or chummed
1. (usually foll by: up with) to be or become an intimate friend (of)
2. (tr) Scot to accompany: I'll chum you home.
[C17 (meaning: a person sharing rooms with another): probably shortened from chamber fellow, originally student slang (Oxford); compare crony]

chum

(tʃʌm)
n
(Angling) angling chiefly US and Canadian chopped fish, meal, etc, used as groundbait
[C19: origin uncertain]

chum

(tʃʊm)
n
(Animals) a Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus keta
[from Chinook Jargon tsum spots, marks, from Chinook]

chum1

(tʃʌm)

n., v. chummed, chum•ming. n.
1. a close companion or friend; pal.
v.i.
2. to associate closely.
3. to room together.
[1675–85; of uncertain orig.]

chum2

(tʃʌm)

n., v. chummed, chum•ming. n.
1. cut or ground bait dumped into the water to attract fish.
2. fish refuse or scraps discarded by a cannery.
v.i.
3. to attract fish with chum.
v.t.
4. to attract with chum.
[1855–60, Amer.; of uncertain orig.]

chum3

(tʃʌm)

n.

chum


Past participle: chummed
Gerund: chumming

Imperative
chum
chum
Present
I chum
you chum
he/she/it chums
we chum
you chum
they chum
Preterite
I chummed
you chummed
he/she/it chummed
we chummed
you chummed
they chummed
Present Continuous
I am chumming
you are chumming
he/she/it is chumming
we are chumming
you are chumming
they are chumming
Present Perfect
I have chummed
you have chummed
he/she/it has chummed
we have chummed
you have chummed
they have chummed
Past Continuous
I was chumming
you were chumming
he/she/it was chumming
we were chumming
you were chumming
they were chumming
Past Perfect
I had chummed
you had chummed
he/she/it had chummed
we had chummed
you had chummed
they had chummed
Future
I will chum
you will chum
he/she/it will chum
we will chum
you will chum
they will chum
Future Perfect
I will have chummed
you will have chummed
he/she/it will have chummed
we will have chummed
you will have chummed
they will have chummed
Future Continuous
I will be chumming
you will be chumming
he/she/it will be chumming
we will be chumming
you will be chumming
they will be chumming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chumming
you have been chumming
he/she/it has been chumming
we have been chumming
you have been chumming
they have been chumming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chumming
you will have been chumming
he/she/it will have been chumming
we will have been chumming
you will have been chumming
they will have been chumming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chumming
you had been chumming
he/she/it had been chumming
we had been chumming
you had been chumming
they had been chumming
Conditional
I would chum
you would chum
he/she/it would chum
we would chum
you would chum
they would chum
Past Conditional
I would have chummed
you would have chummed
he/she/it would have chummed
we would have chummed
you would have chummed
they would have chummed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chum - a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activitieschum - a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
cobber - Australian term for a pal
friend - a person you know well and regard with affection and trust; "he was my best friend at the university"
2.chum - bait consisting of chopped fish and fish oils that are dumped overboard to attract fish
bait, decoy, lure - something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
3.chum - a large Pacific salmon with small spots on its back; an important food fish
salmon - any of various large food and game fishes of northern waters; usually migrate from salt to fresh water to spawn
genus Oncorhynchus, Oncorhynchus - Pacific salmon including sockeye salmon; chinook salmon; chum salmon; coho salmon

chum

noun (Informal) friend, mate (informal), pal (informal), companion, cock (Brit. informal), comrade, crony, main man (slang, chiefly U.S.), cobber (Austral. or old-fashioned N.Z. informal) My dear old chum, what you tell me won't go any further.

chum

noun
1. A person whom one knows well, likes, and trusts:
Informal: bud, buddy.
Slang: sidekick.
2. One who shares interests or activities with another:
Informal: buddy, pal.
Translations
صَديقٌ حَميم
kamarád
kammerat
cimbora
félagi, vinur
draugs

chum

[tʃʌm] Namiguete m, colega mf, cuate mf (Mex) , pata mf (Peru) ; (= child) → amiguito/a m/f; (in direct address) → amigo
to be great chumsser íntimos amigos
to be chums with sbser amigo de algn
chum up VI + ADVhacerse amigos
to chum up with sbhacerse amigo de algn

chum

[ˈtʃʌm] n (= friend) → copain (copine)m/f

chum

n (inf)Kamerad m, → Kumpel m (inf), → Spezi m (S Ger)

chum

[tʃʌm] n (fam) → compagno/a, amicone/a
chum up vi (fam) to chum up (with sb)fare amicizia (con qn)

chum

(tʃam) noun
a close friend. a school chum.
References in classic literature ?
In that up and down manly book of old-fashioned adventure, so full, too, of honest wonders --the voyage of Lionel Wafer, one of ancient Dampier's old chums --I found a little matter set down so like that just quoted from Langsdorff, that I cannot forbear inserting it here for a corroborative example, if such be needed.
An unmarried man could save, if he did not drink, and if he was absolutely selfish--that is, if he paid no heed to the demands of his old parents, or of his little brothers and sisters, or of any other relatives he might have, as well as of the members of his union, and his chums, and the people who might be starving to death next door.
Apart from anything else, we were such excellent chums.
No, sir, such a man will look after himself and will look after his chums.
He was a man with a sense of fitness of things, and he objected to having his private room made the scene of what appeared to be a reunion of old college chums.
Dorothy and I are old chums and are very fond of each other.
Now, when Phil talks of her beaux it sounds as if she was just speaking of chums.
Much cleverer," the boy said, "but we've been great chums all our life.
You see, they didn't have any wives, and they made chums out of us--when our tasks were done.
The others are better off and needn't go abroad for chums if they don't like.
And at this very stage, fortunately, I met Louis Shattuck and we became chums.
We knew perfectly well that next day in school she would tell her chums as a "dead" secret that "So-and-So King saw her home" from the hill farm the night before.