gum

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
gum

Plural
gums

  1. A thick liquid that come from plants or trees that hardens into solids.
  2. A thick liquid such as a resin or glue.
  3. Chewing gum.
    Could I have a stick of gum? I think my breath smells bad.

Verb[change]

Plain form
gum

Third-person singular
gums

Past tense
gummed

Past participle
gummed

Present participle
gumming

  1. To chew something; often used when a toothless person or animal chews something.
    That old dog's been gumming that bone for hours.
  2. To apply an adhesive or gum to something.
  3. (informal) As "gum up", to spoil or ruin a thing or process.