tum

[tuhm]
verb (used with object), tummed, tum·ming.
  1. to tease (wool) in the preliminary carding operation, or to open out the fibers prior to carding.

Origin of tum

First recorded in 1605–15; origin uncertain
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tum

noun
  1. an informal or childish word for stomach
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