There are 2 definitions of teem in English:

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Pronunciation: /tiːm
 
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verb

[no object] (teem with)
  • Be full of or swarming with: every garden is teeming with wildlife (as adjective teeming) she walked briskly through the teeming streets
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    • The streets teem with hustling, bustling humanity, hag-like beggar women, street urchins and drunken revellers urinating against inn walls, all rubbing shoulders with the gentry in their smart clothes and carriages.
    • The streets of Saigon teem with people, noises, and smells like no other city in Asia.
    • Today, the same streets teem with chic shops and restaurants, and many of the old factories have been converted into fancy apartments.
    Synonyms
    be full of, be filled with, be alive with, be brimming with, be overflowing with, abound in, be swarming with, be bursting at the seams with; be packed with, be crowded with, be thronged with, be crawling with, be overrun by, bristle with, seethe with, be thick with, be crammed with, be cram-full of, be choked with, be congested with
    informal be jam-packed with, be chock-a-block with, be chock-full with, be lousy with
    rare pullulate with

Origin

Old English tēman, tīeman, of Germanic origin; related to team. The original senses included 'give birth to', also 'be or become pregnant', giving rise to 'be full of' in the late 16th century.

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There are 2 definitions of teem in English:

teem2

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Pronunciation: /tiːm
 
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verb

[no object]

Origin

Middle English: from Old Norse tœma 'to empty', from tómr 'empty'. The original sense was 'to empty', specifically 'to drain liquid from, pour liquid out'; the current sense (originally dialect) dates from the early 19th century.

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