Meaning of GUM in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ gʌm ]
( gums, gumming, gummed)
Gum is a substance, usually tasting of mint, which you chew for a long time but do not swallow.
see also bubblegum , chewing gum
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.
N-COUNT : usu pl
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.
ADJ : usu ADJ n
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.
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006