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teem

teem

 
pronunciation:
tim
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Homophone Note
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: teemed, teeming, teems
definition: to have in abundance; swarm (usu. fol. by with).
The lake teems with fish.
synonyms:
abound, overflow, pullulate, swarm
similar words:
brim, bristle, burst, bustle
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Homophone Note
The words teem and team (a group working together) sound alike but have different meanings.