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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of gum.

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

  • adj. covered with adhesive gum


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  • As he had supposed, there was a pile of paper on his desk, including a sealed envelope with a security label gummed on the outside.

    On The Beach

  • They made a mess when they got wet in coolers and the labels gummed up and slipped off, McKellar complained.


  • Its stops were of all shapes and sizes, and their character was indicated by paper labels gummed underneath.

    The Argosy Vol. 51, No. 3, March, 1891

  • Yes, we really thought the Senate was going to pass the bill last week, but because of some procedural moves in the Senate that allow one or two senators to hold up the works, an amendment about energy tax credits kind of gummed up everything.

    CNN Transcript Jun 30, 2008

  • Flurries of snow covered me with clinging flakes, and the mud "gummed" my boots and trouser legs, clogging my steps.

    The Elson Readers, Book 5

  • In case it becomes "gummed" a drop of kerosene on the parts that have been oiled will cut the gum.

    Textiles and Clothing

  • They were perhaps "gummed," or united together by a secretion that had become hard.

    Barnes New Testament Notes

  • In the half light of early day, and while breakfast was being prepared, the men "gummed" afresh the big canoes.

    The Drama of the Forests Romance and Adventure

  • I have been asked to explain the meaning of the term "gummed," which is used quite often in these traders 'journals.

    Journal of John Work, Dec. 15th, 1825, to June 12th, 1826

  • I heard that the problem was that all the right wing circle jerks on here get the servers "gummed" up.

    Propeller Most Popular Stories


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