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

 

foam

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//fəʊm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//foʊm//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they foam
BrE BrE//fəʊm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//foʊm//
 
he / she / it foams
BrE BrE//fəʊmz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//foʊmz//
 
past simple foamed
BrE BrE//fəʊmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//foʊmd//
 
past participle foamed
BrE BrE//fəʊmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//foʊmd//
 
-ing form foaming
BrE BrE//ˈfəʊmɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfoʊmɪŋ//
 
 
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  • [intransitive] (of a liquid) to have or produce a mass of small bubbles synonym froth She looked down at the foaming white water. The toothpaste foamed in his mouth. tankards of foaming beer
  • Word Origin Old English fām (noun), fǣman (verb), of West Germanic origin; related to Old High German feim (noun), feimen (verb).Extra examples He brought out a tray of foaming ice-cold beer. His mouth was full of foaming toothpaste. The dog started foaming at the mouth.Idioms
    1. 1(especially of an animal) to have a mass of small bubbles in and around its mouth, especially because it is sick or angry See related entries: Anger
    2. 2(informal) (of a person) to be very angry See related entries: Anger
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