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

     

    froth

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//frɒθ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//frɔːθ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they froth
    BrE BrE//frɒθ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//frɔːθ//
     
    he / she / it froths
    BrE BrE//frɒθs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//frɔːθs//
     
    past simple frothed
    BrE BrE//frɒθt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//frɔːθt//
     
    past participle frothed
    BrE BrE//frɒθt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//frɔːθt//
     
    -ing form frothing
    BrE BrE//ˈfrɒθɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfrɔːθɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] froth (something) if a liquid froths, or if somebody/something froths it, a mass of small bubbles appears on the surface a cup of frothing coffee The water gushed and frothed.
  2. 2[intransitive] to produce a lot of saliva (= liquid in your mouth) The dog was frothing at the mouth. (figurative) He frothed at the mouth (= was very angry) when I asked for more money.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old Norse frotha, frauth.
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