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Definition of gum verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they gum
    he / she / it gums
    past simple gummed
    -ing form gumming
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  1. 1gum A to B gum something (down) (rather old-fashioned) to spread glue on the surface of something; to stick two things together with glue A large address label was gummed to the package. gummed labels (= with glue on one side)
  2. 2gum something chew something without teeth, like a baby The baby gummed the toy all morning.
  3. Phrasal Verbsgum somethingup
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: gum