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Definition of bum verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bum
    he / she / it bums
    past simple bummed
    -ing form bumming
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  1. 1bum something (off somebody) (informal) to get something from someone by asking Can I bum a cigarette off you?
  2. 2bum somebody (out) (informal) to make someone feel upset or disappointed
  3. Phrasal Verbsbum around
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: bum