Definitions

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  • v. To cause to be gooey or gummy, especially with the effect of obstructing the operation of some mechanism or process.
  • v. To make non-functional; to interfere with or put into a state of disorder; to ruin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. to interfere with; to spoil.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. stick together as if with gum

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Examples

  • Although they’d bind strongly, those stick-to-everything objects would gum up the works.

    The Edge of Evolution

  • The budgerigars were all asleep in the big red gum up above, and somewhere along the river bed, the mopoke was calling again.

    Wildwood

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