intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 1.1 (abound)to teem
withsth the forest is teeming with birds el bosque está repleto de pájaros the streets were teeming with people las calles hervían or estaban abarrotadas de gente she came teeming with new ideas llegó rebosante de nuevas ideasMore example sentences1.2
(teeming present participle/participio presente)[crowds/population] ingente Asia's teeming millions la ingente población asiática
- 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.