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English noun: ream

1. ream (quantity) a large quantity of written matter

SamplesHe wrote reams and reams.

Broader (hypernym)large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity

2. ream (quantity) a quantity of paper; 480 or 500 sheets; one ream equals 20 quires

Broader (hypernym)definite quantity

Part holonymquire

English verb: ream

1. ream (contact) squeeze the juice out (of a fruit) with a reamer

SamplesReam oranges.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)express, extract, press out

2. ream (change) remove by making a hole or by boring

SamplesThe dentist reamed out the debris in the course of the root canal treatment.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw

Verb groupream

3. ream (change) enlarge with a reamer

SamplesReam a hole.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)enlarge

Verb groupream

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