- 2 uncountable (British English) (glue)Example sentences
- 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.
- 3 uncountable (from plant)Example sentences
- 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.
- 4 countable (gumtree)árbol (masculine) del cauchoExample sentences
- 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.
transitive verb -mm-
- (Anatomy)Example sentences
- 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.
- by gum! (British English) [colloquial]¡caramba!Example sentences
- 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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