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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Definitions for teem

  1. To abound or swarm; be prolific or fertile.
  2. To empty or pour out; discharge.

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Citations for teem
Sungei Buloh's waters teem with fish, monkeys abound at the Bukit Timah nature reserve, and there is a diving spot off a small island called Pulau Hantu. Martin Abbugao, "Wildlife claws back in Singapore, with a little help," AFP, October, 2010.
The two writers are alike in that their best books have a historical basis; in that their pages teem with incidents, romantic yet realistic. James Fenimore Cooper, William Kerr Wickes, The last of the Mohicans: a narrative of 1757
Origin of teem
Teem springs from the Old English teman, "to produce, give birth."