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froth

 (frôth, frŏth)
n.
1. A mass of bubbles in or on a liquid; foam.
2. Salivary foam released as a result of disease or exhaustion.
3. Something unsubstantial or trivial: "The frivolous side of the Sixties—fashion, pop culture, sex—should not be dismissed as mere froth and show" (Tony Judt).
4. High prices unwarranted by economic fundamentals: a housing market with a lot of froth.
5. A fit of anger or vexation: was in a froth over the long delay.
v. (also frôth, frŏth) frothed, froth·ing, froths
v.tr.
1. To cover with foam.
2. To cause to foam.
v.intr.
To exude or expel foam: a dog frothing at the mouth.

[Middle English, from Old Norse frodha.]

froth

(frɒθ)
n
1. a mass of small bubbles of air or a gas in a liquid, produced by fermentation, detergent, etc
2. (Pathology) a mixture of saliva and air bubbles formed at the lips in certain diseases, such as rabies
3. trivial ideas, talk, or entertainment
vb
4. to produce or cause to produce froth
5. (tr) to give out in the form of froth
6. (tr) to cover with froth
[C14: from Old Norse frotha or frauth; related to Old English āfrēothan to foam, Sanskrit prothati he snorts]
ˈfrothy adj
ˈfrothily adv
ˈfrothiness n

froth

(frɔθ, frɒθ)

n.
1. an aggregation of bubbles, as on an agitated liquid or at the mouth of a hard-driven horse; foam.
2. a foam of saliva or fluid resulting from disease.
3. something unsubstantial, trivial, or evanescent: The play was a bit of froth.
v.t.
4. to cover with froth.
5. to cause to foam.
6. to emit like froth.
v.i.
7. to give out froth; foam: frothing at the mouth.
[1350–1400; Middle English frothe < Old Norse frotha froth]
froth′•er, n.

froth


Past participle: frothed
Gerund: frothing

Imperative
froth
froth
Present
I froth
you froth
he/she/it froths
we froth
you froth
they froth
Preterite
I frothed
you frothed
he/she/it frothed
we frothed
you frothed
they frothed
Present Continuous
I am frothing
you are frothing
he/she/it is frothing
we are frothing
you are frothing
they are frothing
Present Perfect
I have frothed
you have frothed
he/she/it has frothed
we have frothed
you have frothed
they have frothed
Past Continuous
I was frothing
you were frothing
he/she/it was frothing
we were frothing
you were frothing
they were frothing
Past Perfect
I had frothed
you had frothed
he/she/it had frothed
we had frothed
you had frothed
they had frothed
Future
I will froth
you will froth
he/she/it will froth
we will froth
you will froth
they will froth
Future Perfect
I will have frothed
you will have frothed
he/she/it will have frothed
we will have frothed
you will have frothed
they will have frothed
Future Continuous
I will be frothing
you will be frothing
he/she/it will be frothing
we will be frothing
you will be frothing
they will be frothing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been frothing
you have been frothing
he/she/it has been frothing
we have been frothing
you have been frothing
they have been frothing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been frothing
you will have been frothing
he/she/it will have been frothing
we will have been frothing
you will have been frothing
they will have been frothing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been frothing
you had been frothing
he/she/it had been frothing
we had been frothing
you had been frothing
they had been frothing
Conditional
I would froth
you would froth
he/she/it would froth
we would froth
you would froth
they would froth
Past Conditional
I would have frothed
you would have frothed
he/she/it would have frothed
we would have frothed
you would have frothed
they would have frothed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.froth - a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquidfroth - a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid; "the beer had a thick head of foam"
shaving foam - toiletry consisting of a liquid preparation containing many small bubbles that soften the beard before shaving
bubble - a hollow globule of gas (e.g., air or carbon dioxide)
head - the foam or froth that accumulates at the top when you pour an effervescent liquid into a container; "the beer had a large head of foam"
lather - the foam resulting from excessive sweating (as on a horse)
lather, soapsuds, suds - the froth produced by soaps or detergents
spume - foam or froth on the sea
white water, whitewater - frothy water as in rapids or waterfalls
Verb1.froth - become bubbly or frothy or foaming; "The boiling soup was frothing"; "The river was foaming"; "Sparkling water"
lather - form a lather; "The shaving cream lathered"
bubble - form, produce, or emit bubbles; "The soup was bubbling"
seethe - foam as if boiling; "a seething liquid"
2.froth - make froth or foam and become bubbly; "The river foamed"
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
3.froth - exude or expel foam; "the angry man was frothing at the mouth"
exudate, exude, ooze out, transude, ooze - release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities; "exude sweat through the pores"
lather - exude sweat or lather; "this unfit horse lathers easily"

froth

noun
1. foam, head, bubbles, lather, suds, spume, effervescence, scum the froth on the top of a glass of beer
2. trivia, trifles, frivolity, trivialities, pettiness, irrelevancies no substance at all, just froth
verb
1. fizz, foam, come to a head, lather, bubble over, effervesce The sea froths over my feet.

froth

noun
1. A mass of bubbles in or on the surface of a liquid:
2. Something or things that are unimportant:
verb
To form or cause to form foam:
Translations
رَغْوَه، زَبَديُرغي، يُزْبِد
mít pěnu u ústpěnapěnit
frådeskumskumme
freyîa; froîufellafroîa
apsiputotiputotas
putasputot
mať penu na ústach
pena
köpükköpüklenmekköpürmek

froth

[frɒθ]
A. N
1. (= foam) → espuma f
2. (fig) (= frivolous talk) → naderías fpl, banalidades fpl
B. VIhacer espuma; (at the mouth) → echar espumarajos

froth

[ˈfrɒθ] n
(= bubbles) → mousse f
(= scum) → écume f
(pejorative) (= triviality) → futilités fpl

froth

n
(on liquids, Med) → Schaum m
(= light conversation, frivolities)Firlefanz m; the present froth and commotion over the electionsder ganze Zirkus, der im Moment um die Wahlen gemacht wird
vischäumen; the beer frothed over the edge of the glassder Schaum floss über den Rand des Bierglases; a cup of frothing coffeeeine Tasse Kaffee mit Schaum; the dog was frothing at the mouthder Hund hatte Schaum vor dem Maul; he was frothing at the mouth (with rage)er schäumte vor Wut

froth

[frɒθ]
1. nschiuma, spuma
2. vischiumare, spumare
the dog was frothing at the mouth → il cane aveva la schiuma alla bocca

froth

(froθ) noun
a mass of small bubbles on the top of a liquid etc. Some types of beer have more froth than others.
verb
to have or produce froth. Mad dogs froth at the mouth.
ˈfrothy adjective
1. containing froth. frothy beer.
2. light, like froth. frothy silk dresses.

froth

n. espuma;
v. echar espuma, espumar;
to ___ at the mouthechar ___ por la boca.
References in classic literature ?
The chicken was tough, the tongue too salt, and the chocolate wouldn't froth properly.
But there was a breeze blowing, a choppy, stiff wind that whipped the water into froth.
Besides that, to have two bits instead of one -- and mine was a sharp one, it hurt my tongue and my jaw, and the blood from my tongue colored the froth that kept flying from my lips as I chafed and fretted at the bits and rein.
It is enough to make a body ashamed of his race to think of the sort of froth that has always occupied its thrones without shadow of right or reason, and the seventh-rate people that have always figured as its aristocracies -- a company of monarchs and nobles who, as a rule, would have achieved only poverty and obscurity if left, like their betters, to their own exertions.
The sky was clear, the sun midway down the western sky; long waves, capped by the breeze with froth, were running with us.
Thick clouds of steam were pouring off the wreckage, and through the tumultuously whirling wisps I could see, inter- mittently and vaguely, the gigantic limbs churning the water and flinging a splash and spray of mud and froth into the air.
Froth appeared at the corners of her mouth, and her whole frame trembled.
The solemn thundering combers caught her up from astern, passed her with a fierce boiling up of foam level with the bulwarks, swept on ahead with a swish and a roar: and the little vessel, dipping her jib-boom into the tumbling froth, would go on running in a smooth, glassy hollow, a deep valley between two ridges of the sea, hiding the horizon ahead and astern.
His hands Whiter than poplar leaves in windy springs, Shake with some palsy; and his stammering mouth Blurts out a foolish froth of empty words Like water from a conduit.
It is no fault of ours if such men run about in the sun and froth at the mouth.
Huneefa's crisis passed, as these things must, in a paroxysm of howling, with a touch of froth at the lips.
mare, dabbled with white froth, went past with trailing