teem 1 (tēm)
v. teemed, teem·ing, teems
1. To be full of things; abound or swarm: A drop of water teems with microorganisms.
2. Obsolete To be or become pregnant; bear young.
To give birth to.
[Middle English temen, to beget, bear, from Old English tīeman, tēman; see deuk- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: teem1, abound, overflow, swarm1
These verbs mean to be abundantly filled or richly supplied: The street teemed with pedestrians. The garden abounds with flowers. The house overflowed with guests. The parade route swarmed with spectators.
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