There are 2 translations of gum in Spanish:

gum1

Pronunciation: /gʌm/

n

  • 1 c [Anat] encía (f)
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    • Oral cancer encompasses cancers of the mouth, throat, cheek, gums, lips and tongue.
    • One of the largest-ever studies following the teeth and gums of healthy adults has just been reported from Brisbane.
    • Go to the dentist before you get pregnant to be sure your teeth and gums are healthy.
  • 3 3.1 u (glue) (BrE) goma (f) de pegar 3.2 u (from plant) resina (f)
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    • The raw silk fiber actually consists of two filaments called fibroin bound by a soluble silk gum called sericin.
    • Indian or Chinese ink is essentially lampblack (carbon ink) which is mixed with gum and resin and hardened by baking.
    • I learn that one ice cream ingredient, locust bean gum, was used in ancient Egypt to seal the wrappings on mummies.
    3.3 (gumtree) árbol (m) del caucho
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    • Here, unusual and ancient giant ferns are frequent, as are scribbly gums and eucalypts, while in places kauri and satinay pines reach high for the sky.
    • The Australian ‘Nilagiris’ owe their name to a vaporous blue haze exuded by the eucalyptus gum.
    • Thomas established a piece of paradise by planting many native rimu, gums and pines, which now shelter an extraordinary collection of some of the world's rarest and most unusual plants.
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    • There are over five hundred million balloons in Europe which have been tied together with string and gum to form Europe City, the capital of Europe.
    • He also has a piece of adhesive gum with drawing pins sunk in it which, when combined with a thick rubber band, makes a horrifying catapult.
  • 4by gum! (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] ¡caramba!
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    • But by gum, he was going to shout at them a lot and ladle on the tough love to get them there.
    • Apparently the fame went right to this fella's noggin, by gum, as his hollerin' and harp-playin' have now become a permanent fixture at Barfly's bluegrass nights as well.
    • Cutting back on emissions (by agreeing to the Kyoto Protocols), the report contended, would put a damper on the economic wealth that will save us from hurricanes that might take lots of lives in poorer countries but not here, by gum.

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adj
el vestido no es mío, es prestado = it's not my dress, I borrowed it …
Cultural fact of the day

Churro is a typical Spanish food, consisting of a long thin cylinder of dough, deep-fried in olive oil and often dusted with sugar. Churros are usually eaten with a thick hot drinking chocolate, especially for breakfast.

There are 2 translations of gum in Spanish:

gum2

vt (-mm-)

Phrasal verbs

gum up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[colloquial/familiar] his eyes were gummed up with sleep no podía abrir los ojos de las lagañas or legañas que tenía to gum up the works jorobarlo todo [familiar/colloquial]

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Word of the day prestado
adj
el vestido no es mío, es prestado = it's not my dress, I borrowed it …
Cultural fact of the day

Churro is a typical Spanish food, consisting of a long thin cylinder of dough, deep-fried in olive oil and often dusted with sugar. Churros are usually eaten with a thick hot drinking chocolate, especially for breakfast.