Teem (?), v. t. [Icel. taema to empty, from tomr empty; akin to Dan. tomme to empty, Sw. tomma. See Toom to empty.]

1.

To pour; -- commonly followed by out; as, to teem out ale.

[Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

Swift.

2. Steel Manuf.

To pour, as steel, from a melting pot; to fill, as a mold, with molten metal.

 

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Teem, v. t. [See Tame, a., and cf. Beteem.]

To think fit.

[Obs. or R.]

G. Gifford.

 

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Teem, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Teemed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Teeming.] [OE. temen, AS. t�xc7;man, tman, from te�xa0;m. See Team.]

1.

To bring forth young, as an animal; to produce fruit, as a plant; to bear; to be pregnant; to conceive; to multiply.

If she must teem, Create her child of spleen. Shak.

2.

To be full, or ready to bring forth; to be stocked to overflowing; to be prolific; to abound.

His mind teeming with schemes of future deceit to cover former villainy. Sir W. Scott.

The young, brimful of the hopes and feeling which teem in our time. F. Harrison.

 

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Teem, v. t.

To produce; to bring forth.

[R.]

That [grief] of an hour's age doth hiss the speaker; Each minute teems a new one. Shak.

 

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