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

     

    fume

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//fjuːm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//fjuːm//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they fume
    BrE BrE//fjuːm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//fjuːm//
     
    he / she / it fumes
    BrE BrE//fjuːmz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//fjuːmz//
     
    past simple fumed
    BrE BrE//fjuːmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//fjuːmd//
     
    past participle fumed
    BrE BrE//fjuːmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//fjuːmd//
     
    -ing form fuming
    BrE BrE//ˈfjuːmɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfjuːmɪŋ//
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to be very angry about something fume (at/over/about somebody/something) She sat in the car, silently fuming at the traffic jam. fume (with something) He was fuming with indignation. + speech ‘This is intolerable!’ she fumed. See related entries: Anger
  2. 2[intransitive] to produce smoke or fumes
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French fumer (verb), from Latin fumare ‘to smoke’.Extra examples He sat fuming over what he had just learnt. Hurry up or else he’ll be fuming mad. Motorists were left fuming as police closed the motorway for six hours. She was fuming with rage. She was still quietly fuming about Peter’s remarks. Tracy was positively fuming over the loss of her phone. We were all fuming at the delay.
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