Meaning of GUM in English

GUM

transcription, транскрипция: [ gʌm ]

( gums, gumming, gummed)

1.

Gum is a substance, usually tasting of mint, which you chew for a long time but do not swallow.

N-MASS

see also bubblegum , chewing gum

2.

Your gums are the areas of firm, pink flesh inside your mouth, which your teeth grow out of.

The toothbrush gently removes plaque without damaging the gums.

...gum disease.

N-COUNT : usu pl

3.

Gum is a type of glue that is used to stick two pieces of paper together. ( mainly BRIT )

He was holding up a pound note that had been torn in half and stuck together with gum.

N-MASS

• gummed

...gummed labels.

ADJ : usu ADJ n

4.

If two things are gummed together , they are stuck together. ( BRIT )

It is a mild infection in which a baby’s eyelashes can become gummed together.

= stuck

ADJ

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