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Definitions and Synonyms of teem | Another word for teem | What is teem?

Definition 1: move in large numbers - [verb of motion]

Samples where teem or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • people were pouring out of the theater
  • beggars pullulated in the plaza

Synonyms for teem in the sense of this definition

(teem is a kind of ...) to gather together in large numbers

"men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah"

(... is a kind of teem ) be disgorged

"The crowds spilled out into the streets"

Definition 2: be teeming, be abuzz - [verb of stative]

Samples where teem or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The garden was swarming with bees
  • The plaza is teeming with undercover policemen
  • her mind pullulated with worries

Synonyms for teem in the sense of this definition

(teem is a kind of ...) be noisy with activity

"This office is buzzing with activity"

(... is a kind of teem ) be full of

"The old cheese was crawling with maggots"

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