gum

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈgʌm/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/gʌm/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(gum)


Inflections of 'gum' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
gums
v 3rd person singular
gumming
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
gummed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
gummed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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gum

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a piece of [chewing, bubble] gum
  2. chew (on) gum
  3. blow a bubble with your gum
  4. is always chewing gum
  5. always has a piece of gum in his mouth
  6. spit that gum out!
  7. a [pack, stick, piece] of gum
  8. gum is not allowed [in the classroom, at work]
  9. no gum allowed
  10. stepped on a piece of gum
  11. have gum on (the bottom of) my shoe
  12. [peeled, got, wiped] the gum off my shoe
  13. stick your gum under the [table, desk]
  14. [spat out, threw away] his (chewing) gum
  15. using nicotine gum
  16. has receding gums
  17. her gums are receding
  18. [a searing, an acute] pain in her gums
  19. [toothpaste, mouthwash] to keep your gums healthy
  20. [guar, xanthan] gum
  21. [tied, stuck] together with gum
v
  1. the [dog, baby] gummed on the [card, plastic toy]
  2. [the old man, he] gummed his [food, meal, tongue]
  3. the [engine, machine, valve] gummed up
  4. gum up the [works, mechanism]
  5. machine [is, has got] (all) gummed up
  6. [machine, keyboard] is (all) gummed up [with, inside]
  7. gummed up the [project, speech, presentation]
  8. gummed the [project] up
  9. gummed up the [project] by [forgetting, making, not realizing]
n as adj
  1. a gum tree
  2. suffers from gum disease
  3. [searing, acute] gum pain
  4. a receding gum line
  5. [treat, suffer from] gum decay
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