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Teem is sometimes a misspelling of team.

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Definition of the verb teem

What does teem mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: teemed | teeming | teems

  1. be teeming, be abuzz
    • examples: The plaza is teeming with undercover policemen | The streets teem with crowds
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      there [Verb] [Theme, indefinite] [Locative Preposition] [Location]There swarm bees in the gardenVerbs of Existence: bustle, crawl, creep, hop, run, swarm, swim
      [Location - location, but not region] [Verb] with [Theme]The garden is swarming with bees
      [Theme - concrete, plural] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location]A flag fluttered over the fort | Bees are swarming in the garden
      [Locative Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme]In the aquarium swam a striped fish | Over the fort fluttered a flag
      it [Verb be] [Verb]It's rainingWeather Verbs: blow, clear, drizzle, fog, freeze, gust, hail, howl, lightning, mist, mizzle, pelt, pour, precipitate, rain, roar, shower, sleet, snow, spit, spot, sprinkle, storm, swelter, thaw, thunder
      it [Verb be] [Verb] [Theme]It's raining cats and dogs
      it [Verb be] [Verb] with [Theme]It was pelting with rain
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonyms of teem: pullulate / swarm
    • more generic words: buzz / hum / seethe = be noisy with activity
    • more specific word: crawl = be full of
  2. move in large numbers

Alternative definition of the verb teem


  1. To be stocked to overflowing
  2. To be prolific; to abound.
  3. [archaic] To empty.
  4. To pour (especially with rain)


Teem is a lemon-lime-flavored soft drink produced by The Pepsi-Cola Company. It was introduced in 1960 as Pepsi's answer to 7 Up and Coca-Cola's Sprite.


"Teem" is a musical album of Kyle Bruckmann & Olivia Block.

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Teem is a brand owned by The Pepsi-Cola Company.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Teem

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Google previewEcological Modeling in Risk Assessment (2016)

Chemical Effects on Populations, Ecosystems, and Landscapes by Robert A. Pastorok, Steven M. Bartell, Scott Ferson, Lev R. Ginzburg

TEEM is an ecological model for stimulating energy transfers in forests ( Shugart et al. 1974). TEEM is a high-resolution construct with a recommended maximum period of simulation equal to 3 years.

Google previewPhotonics Components & SubSystems

Teem is the first EDWA manufacturer to meet industry standard requirements involving optical, mechanical and electrical specifications over a wide range of operating and storage temperatures. “This compliance to Telcordia GR-1312- CORE ...

Google previewFundamentals of Work Measurement (2016)

What Every Engineer Should Know by Anil Mital, Anoop Desai, Aashi Mital

TEEM is an acronym for total energy expenditure measurement and is manufactured by Aerosport Inc. It is depicted in Figure 10.25. COSMED: The COSMED family of products is used for a variety of applications including pulmonary function ...

Google previewWith One Fool Left in the World, No One is Stranded (2014)

Scenes from an Older Afghanistan by Frances Garrett Connell

The Teem is the covered bazaar where the road from Kunduz traditionally ends, and which dates back several hundred years, largely unchanged. The avenue Rostekalan was widened and lost its enclosures. To the southwest is a tarred road ...

Google previewNew Elementary Algebra (1867)

Embracing the First Principles of the Science by Charles Davies

A Teem is an algebraic expression of a single quantity. Thus, 3a, 2ab ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

by Various

Teem ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Etymology (1859)

A - D by Hensleigh Wedgwood

teem, beteem ...

Google previewA Comprehensive Dictionary of the World (1992)

Teem, teem, v.n. (A.S.J To bring forth, as young ; to be pregnant ; to conceive ; to engender young ; to be full ; to be charged ; to produce, particularly in abundance . — v. a. To produce ; to bring forth ; to puur. (Only locally used in the last sense.) ...

Google previewA Critical Pronoucing Dictionary & Expositor of the English Language in which Not Only the Meaning of Every Word is Dearly Explaind the Sound of Every... (1830)

by John Walker

To TEEM, teem, c. n. 246. To bring young ; to be pregnant, ...

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Usage statistics about teem

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Small photo of A local road in north Pattaya , Chonburi, Thailand in October 26 2017 . Two religious Brahmin shrines teem with respect objects such as artificial flowers , incense sticks and buddhist idols.Small photo of Expedition ship Orion sits in the lee of Macquarie Island, south of Tasmania. The island offers breeding grounds to a variety of penguins, albatross and seals and the beaches teem with lifeSmall photo of GUANGZHOU CHINA - NOVEMBER 13, 2016: Unidentified people visit Teem Plaza. Teem Plaza is a twin tower complex with Sheraton Hotel and shopping mall built in 2008.Small photo of Expedition ship Orion sits in the lee of Macquarie Island, south of Tasmania. The island offers breeding grounds to a variety of penguins, albatross and seals and the beaches teem with lifeSmall photo of Expedition ship Orion sits in the lee of Macquarie Island, south of Tasmania. The island offers breeding grounds to a variety of penguins, albatross and seals and the beaches teem with lifeSmall photo of Yeah hooray yes screaming showing fists pals fellows brothers national teem's followers holiday match meeting concept. Four excited crazy mad game fans watching sport game isolated on gray backgroundSmall photo of Microphones on voice speaker in corperate or university lecture hall, Concept of Seminar meeting room or educational business conference event coaching teem with graph report background More...

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Quotes about Teem

Better half an egge, nor teem doup.
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Scrabble value of T1E1E1M3

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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