Definition for TEEM

TEEM, v.i. [Sax. tyman, to bring forth, to bear; team, offspring; also tyman, teaman, to call, to summon; D. teemon, to whine, to cant, that is, to throw.]

  1. To bring forth, as young. If she must teem, / Create her child of spleen. Shak.
  2. To be pregnant; to conceive; to engender young. Teeming buds and cheerful greens appear. Dryden.
  3. To be full; to be charged; as a breeding animal; to be prolific. Every head teems with politics. Addison.
  4. To bring forth; to produce, particularly in abundance. The earth teems with fruits; the sea teems with fishes.

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