To teem is to be crowded. When there are too many people in a place, it's called a teem.

  • The shopping mall was teeming with people.

  • The park was teeming with insects.

Definition of teem


be teeming, be abuzz


pullulate, swarm


move in large numbers


pour, pullulate, stream, swarm

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Example Sentences for teem

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    The leaf is teeming with larvas.

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    The poem is teeming with symbolism.

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    The waterfalls teem into the river.

  • 4

    Something is teeming from the top.

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    The girl was teemed with full of flowers.

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    I took a picture of waterfall teeming.

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    He lives in the teeming metropolis of Johnsburg.

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    Fourth, the article is teeming with sentence fragments.

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    The margins of the bay teemed with marine life.

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    The reefs around the islands teem with life.