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English verb: seethe

1. seethe (stative) be noisy with activity

SamplesThis office is buzzing with activity.

ExamplesThe streets seethe with crowds

Synonymsbuzz, hum

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)be

Narrower (hyponym)pullulate, swarm, teem

2. seethe (emotion) be in an agitated emotional state

SamplesThe customer was seething with anger.

ExamplesSam and Sue seethe


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)be

Narrower (hyponym)bubble over, ferment, overflow, sizzle, spill over

3. seethe (change) foam as if boiling

SamplesA seething liquid.

ExamplesThe water seethes

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)effervesce, fizz, foam, form bubbles, froth, sparkle

4. seethe (change) boil vigorously

SamplesThe liquid was seething.
The water rolled.

ExamplesThe water seethes


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)boil, churn, moil, roil

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