Part of speech: verb

To be full; abound; overflow.

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Usage examples "teem":

  1. And round her still the silence seemed to teem With the foul shadows of her dream beguiled- No dream, she thought; it could not be a dream, But her child called for her; her child, her child! - "Alcyone", Archibald Lampman.
  2. The pages of the Acts and Monuments, which describe Bonner's examination of those brought before him on charges of heresy, teem with such picturesque epithets as " this bloody wolf," the " Bishop was in a marvellous rage" or " in a great fury," but when we read what Bonner really said, we find nothing to justify these exaggerated expressions. - "Studies from Court and Cloister", J.M. Stone.
  3. The California railroad, if built by way of the South Pass of the Rocky Mountains, will follow up the valley of this river, in which case this fertile valley will soon teem with populous villages of civilized men, instead of the few squalid, thieving diggers who are now its sole tenants. - "Journal of a Trip to California by the Overland Route Across the Plains in 1850-51", E. S. (Eleazer Stillman) Ingalls.