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toom

[ toom ]
/ tum /
Scot. and North England
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adjective

empty; vacant.

verb (used with object)

to empty or drain (a vessel), especially by drinking the contents.

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Origin of toom

before 900; Middle English tome (adj.), Old English tōm; cognate with Old Norse tōmr
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