mum

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈmʌm/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/mʌm/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(mum)

Inflections of 'mum' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
mums
v 3rd person singular
mumming
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
mummed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
mummed
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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mum

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. UK: my [friend's, neighbor's] mum
  2. UK: a [young, single, first-time] mum
  3. UK: is a mum-to-be
  4. UK: a crowd of school mums (at the gates)
  5. UK: Mum, can I go to the [cinema, shopping centre]?
  6. UK: Mum, can you help me with my [hair, homework]?
  7. UK: Mum, will you [get, buy] me a [new phone]?
  8. UK: but Mum said [yes, she would, it was OK]!
  9. UK: What does your mum [think, say]?
  10. UK: my mum won't let me [play, go out]
  11. UK: Mum says we have to [tidy up, do the dishes]
  12. UK: that's what my mum always [said, told me]
  13. UK: I [love, can't stand] Mum's cooking!
  14. UK: [keeps, has, carries] a photo of his mum
  15. informal: mum's the word!
adj
  1. UK: [told, asked] her to keep mum about (the news)
  2. UK: kept their [marriage, plans, pregnancy] mum
  3. UK: kept it mum from the [family, office, school]
  4. UK: remain mum on the patient's [condition, progress]
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