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tr.v. gaumed, gaum·ing, gaums Upper Southern US
To smudge or smear.
[Perhaps alteration of obsolete gome, grease, variant of coom, soot, mixture of dirt and axle grease, variant of culm.]
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the act of paying attention or understanding
1. (intr) to stare in a vacant manner
2. (tr) to handle (a person or object) in a reckless or improper manner
3. (tr) to smear (a sticky substance) on an object
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