Definition of bum verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    bum

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//bʌm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bʌm//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bum
    BrE BrE//bʌm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bʌm//
     
    he / she / it bums
    BrE BrE//bʌmz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bʌmz//
     
    past simple bummed
    BrE BrE//bʌmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bʌmd//
     
    past participle bummed
    BrE BrE//bʌmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bʌmd//
     
    -ing form bumming
    BrE BrE//ˈbʌmɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌmɪŋ//
     
    Disappointment
     
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  1. 1bum something (off somebody) (informal) to get something from somebody by asking synonym cadge Can I bum a cigarette off you?
  2. 2bum somebody (out) (North American English, informal) to make somebody feel upset or disappointed See related entries: Disappointment
  3. Word Originverb mid 19th cent.: probably from bummer. Phrasal Verbsbum about
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bum

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