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English verb: teem

1. teem (stative) be teeming, be abuzz


SamplesThe garden was swarming with bees.
The plaza is teeming with undercover policemen.
Her mind pullulated with worries.


ExamplesThe streets teem with crowds


Synonymspullulate, swarm


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)buzz, hum, seethe


Narrower (hyponym)crawl

2. teem (motion) move in large numbers


SamplesPeople were pouring out of the theater.
Beggars pullulated in the plaza.


Synonymspour, pullulate, stream, swarm


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)crowd, crowd together


Narrower (hyponym)pour out, spill out, spill over









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