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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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