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gumnoun

 us   /ɡʌm/
  • gum noun (MOUTH)

[C usually pl] either of the two areas of firm, pink flesh inside the mouth that cover the bones to which the teeth are attached
  • gum noun (STICKY SUBSTANCE)

[U] a sticky substance obtained from the stems of some trees and plants that is used in industry and for sticking things together
[U] Gum is also chewing gum: Most teachers dont allow their students to chew gum in class.
gum
verb  us   /ɡʌm/ (-mm-)
Nearly everything the old silverback eats gets boiled, steamed or soaked so he can gum it down.
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"gum" in British English

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gumnoun

uk   /ɡʌm/  us   /ɡʌm/

gumverb [T]

uk   /ɡʌm/  us   /ɡʌm/ (-mm-) old-fashioned
If you gum one piece of paper to another, you stick them together using glue: The labels were already gummed to the envelopes.
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(Definition of gum from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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