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teem 1

 (tēm)
v. teemed, teem·ing, teems
v.intr.
1. To be full of things; abound or swarm: A drop of water teems with microorganisms.
2. Obsolete To be or become pregnant; bear young.
v.tr. Archaic
To give birth to.

[Middle English temen, to beget, bear, from Old English tīeman, tēman; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.]

teem′er n.
teem′ing·ly adv.
Synonyms: teem1, abound, overflow, swarm1
These verbs mean to be abundantly filled or richly supplied: The street teemed with pedestrians. The garden abounds with flowers. The house overflowed with guests. The parade route swarmed with spectators.

teem 2

 (tēm)
v. teemed, teem·ing, teems
v.intr.
To rain hard or heavily; pour.
v.tr.
To pour out or empty: teemed the molten ore into a huge mold.

[Middle English temen, to drain, from Old Norse töma.]

teem

(tiːm)
vb
1. (usually foll by: with) to be prolific or abundant (in); abound (in)
2. obsolete to bring forth (young)
[Old English tēman to produce offspring; related to West Saxon tīeman; see team]

teem

(tiːm)
vb
1. (intr; often foll by down or with rain) to pour in torrents: it's teeming down.
2. (tr) to pour or empty out
[C15 temen to empty, from Old Norse tœma; related to Old English tōm, Old High German zuomīg empty]
ˈteemer n

teem1

(tim)

v.i.
1. to abound or swarm (usu. fol. by with).
2. Obs. to be or become pregnant; bring forth young.
v.t.
3. Obs. to produce (offspring).
[before 900; Middle English temen, Old English tēman, tīeman to produce (offspring), derivative of tēam team]
teem′er, n.

teem2

(tim)

v.t., v.i.
1. to empty or pour out; discharge.
2. (of molten metal) to pour or be poured into a mold.
[1250–1300; Middle English temen < Old Norse tæma to empty, c. Old English tōm free from]

teem


Past participle: teemed
Gerund: teeming

Imperative
teem
teem
Present
I teem
you teem
he/she/it teems
we teem
you teem
they teem
Preterite
I teemed
you teemed
he/she/it teemed
we teemed
you teemed
they teemed
Present Continuous
I am teeming
you are teeming
he/she/it is teeming
we are teeming
you are teeming
they are teeming
Present Perfect
I have teemed
you have teemed
he/she/it has teemed
we have teemed
you have teemed
they have teemed
Past Continuous
I was teeming
you were teeming
he/she/it was teeming
we were teeming
you were teeming
they were teeming
Past Perfect
I had teemed
you had teemed
he/she/it had teemed
we had teemed
you had teemed
they had teemed
Future
I will teem
you will teem
he/she/it will teem
we will teem
you will teem
they will teem
Future Perfect
I will have teemed
you will have teemed
he/she/it will have teemed
we will have teemed
you will have teemed
they will have teemed
Future Continuous
I will be teeming
you will be teeming
he/she/it will be teeming
we will be teeming
you will be teeming
they will be teeming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been teeming
you have been teeming
he/she/it has been teeming
we have been teeming
you have been teeming
they have been teeming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been teeming
you will have been teeming
he/she/it will have been teeming
we will have been teeming
you will have been teeming
they will have been teeming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been teeming
you had been teeming
he/she/it had been teeming
we had been teeming
you had been teeming
they had been teeming
Conditional
I would teem
you would teem
he/she/it would teem
we would teem
you would teem
they would teem
Past Conditional
I would have teemed
you would have teemed
he/she/it would have teemed
we would have teemed
you would have teemed
they would have teemed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.teem - be teeming, be abuzz; "The garden was swarming with bees"; "The plaza is teeming with undercover policemen"; "her mind pullulated with worries"
seethe, hum, buzz - be noisy with activity; "This office is buzzing with activity"
crawl - be full of; "The old cheese was crawling with maggots"
abound in, pullulate with, teem in - exist in large quantity
2.teem - move in large numbers; "people were pouring out of the theater"; "beggars pullulated in the plaza"
crowd together, crowd - to gather together in large numbers; "men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah"
spill out, spill over, pour out - be disgorged; "The crowds spilled out into the streets"

teem

1
verb be full of, abound, swarm, bristle, brim, overflow, be abundant, burst at the seams, be prolific, be crawling, pullulate The forest below him seethed and teemed with life.

teem

2
verb pour, lash, pelt (down), sheet, stream, belt (slang), bucket down (informal), rain cats and dogs (informal) The wedding was supposed to be outside but it teemed with rain.

teem

verb
To be abundantly filled or richly supplied:
Translations
يَعِجُّ بِيَهْطُل، يَنْهَمِر
hemžit selít
styrtevrimle
falla í stríîum straumummora, iîa af
būt pārpilnam argāzt kā ar spaiņiem
bardaktan boşanırcasına yağmakdolu olmak

teem

[tiːm] VI
1. to teem (with) [+ insects, fish] → abundar (en)
a lake teeming with fishun lago que abunda en peces, un lago repleto de peces
through streets teeming with peoplepor calles atestadas de gente
2. it's teeming (with rain)está lloviendo a mares or a cántaros

teem

[ˈtiːm] vigrouiller
to be teeming with [+ visitors, tourists, fish, insects] → grouiller de
teem down
vi (= rain hard)
It's teeming down → Il pleut à torrents.

teem

vi
(with people, insects etc) → wimmeln (with von); (with mistakes, information etc) → strotzen (with vor); his mind was teeming with ideasin seinem Kopf wimmelte es nur so von Ideen
(= pour) it’s teeming with raines regnet or gießt (inf)in Strömen; he watched the rain teeming downer sah zu, wie der Regen vom Himmel strömte

teem

[tiːm] vi
a.brulicare, abbondare
to teem with → brulicare di
b. it's teeming (with rain)piove a dirotto

teem

(tiːm) verb
1. (with with) to be full of. The pond was teeming with fish.
2. to rain heavily. The rain was teeming down.
References in classic literature ?
Yet his very elbows, when he had his back towards me, seemed to teem with the expression of his fixed opinion that I was extremely young.
Shall the fields and the valleys, which a beneficent God has formed to teem with the life of innumerable multitudes, be condemned to everlasting barrenness?
That body recommended certain measures to their constituents, and the event proved their wisdom; yet it is fresh in our memories how soon the press began to teem with pamphlets and weekly papers against those very measures.
His mind began to teem with memories--more memories and more.
The waters, the land, the air teem with it, and always it is being devoured by some other form of life.
Our woods teem with them both, and around every swamp may be seen the partridge or rabbit walk, beset with twiggy fences and horse-hair snares, which some cow-boy tends.
Look into the plains of Egypt and Arabia; their sandy deserts teem with the monuments of their antiquity; and then we have also recorded documents of their glory; doubling the proofs of their former greatness, now that they lie stripped of their fertility; while we look in vain for similar evidences that man has ever reached the summit of civilisation on this continent, or search, without our reward, for the path by which he has made the downward journey to his present condition of second childhood.
In like manner, his physiognomical expression seemed to teem with benignity.
Therefore, I note here, though it may not be at all necessary, that there are hundreds of Will Cases (as they are called), far more remarkable than that fancied in this book; and that the stores of the Prerogative Office teem with instances of testators who have made, changed, contradicted, hidden, forgotten, left cancelled, and left uncancelled, each many more wills than were ever made by the elder Mr Harmon of Harmony Jail.
When I had lain awake a little while, those extraordinary voices with which silence teems, began to make themselves audible.
Picture the squalid misery of their brutish existence, dragged on from year to year in the narrow, noisome room where, huddled like vermin in sewers, they welter, and sicken, and sleep; where dirt-grimed children scream and fight and sluttish, shrill-voiced women cuff, and curse, and nag; where the street outside teems with roaring filth and the house around is a bedlam of riot and stench.
That question, I said, is easily answered: the four governments of which I spoke, so far as they have distinct names, are, first, those of Crete and Sparta, which are generally applauded; what is termed oligarchy comes next; this is not equally approved, and is a form of government which teems with evils: thirdly, democracy, which naturally follows oligarchy, although very different: and lastly comes tyranny, great and famous, which differs from them all, and is the fourth and worst disorder of a State.