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Gum Up

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1. gum up

stick together as if with gum

Example Sentences:
'the inside of the pipe has gummed up'

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Gum Up

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verb (tr, adverb)
to cover, dab, or stiffen with gum
2. informal
to make a mess of; bungle (often in the phrase gum up the works)

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Gum Up

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to put out of working order; cause to go awry

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Gum Up

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a. Any of various viscous substances that are exuded by certain plants and trees and dry into water-soluble, noncrystalline, brittle solids.
b. A similar plant exudate, such as a resin.
c. Any of various adhesives made from such exudates or other sticky substance.
2. A substance resembling the viscous substance exuded by certain plants, as in stickiness.
a. Any of various trees, especially of the genera Eucalyptus and Liquidambar, that are sources of gum. Also called gum tree.
b. The wood of such a tree; gumwood.
4. Chewing gum.
v. gummed, gum·ming, gums
To cover, smear, seal, fill, or fix in place with gum.
1. To exude or form gum.
2. To become sticky or clogged.

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