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gum2

gum2

 
pronunciation:
guhm
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: (often pl.) the flesh and connective tissue covering that part of the jawbone in which the teeth are set.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: gummed, gumming, gums
definition: to chew (food) using the gums instead of teeth.
The baby gummed her cookie.
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