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

 

gum

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɡʌm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡʌm//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they gum
BrE BrE//ɡʌm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡʌm//
 
he / she / it gums
BrE BrE//ɡʌmz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡʌmz//
 
past simple gummed
BrE BrE//ɡʌmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡʌmd//
 
past participle gummed
BrE BrE//ɡʌmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡʌmd//
 
-ing form gumming
BrE BrE//ˈɡʌmɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡʌmɪŋ//
 
 
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(gumming, gummed) gum A to B | gum something (down) (rather old-fashioned) to spread glue on the surface of something; to stick two things together with glue A large address label was gummed to the package. Word Originverb Middle English: from Old French gomme, based on Latin gummi, from Greek kommi, from Egyptian kemai. Phrasal Verbsgum somethingup
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