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foam

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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ldoce_114_bfoamfoam1 /fəʊm $ foʊm/ ●○○ noun [uncountable]  1 DAIR (also foam rubber) a type of soft rubber with a lot of air in it, used in furniture a foam mattress2 a mass of very small bubbles on the surface of a liquid syn froth The sea was covered in foam.3 DCBa substance which is like a very thick soft liquid with a lot of bubbles in it Firefighters using water and foam are still tackling the blaze. shaving foamfoamy adjective
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foamfoam packing materialThe grypesh swam out after them, and there were battles fought there in a welter of blood and foam.The fire extinguisher uses a chemical foam rather than water.Uses Clinique cosmetics and Ortho contraceptive foam.a dirty foam mattressAnd I'd kiss her sniggers away; shaving foam on her face, in her hair.There are still thousands of pieces of furniture in the second hand market containing the old-style foam.White foam from the top of the waves left lines on the beach.
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foamfoam2 verb [intransitive]  1 TDto produce foam The green water splashed and foamed over the rocks.2 be foaming at the mouth
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foamBeat the cream until it foams.It was past splashing and foaming.Below, the water foamed and whispered.A big, foaming glass of... sulfur.The combustion melts the pumice, the hot gases foam it up, and the hot foam fills the mould in seconds.The violent foaming seas mesmerized them all.
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Verb table
foam
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyfoam
he, she, itfoams
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyfoamed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave foamed
he, she, ithas foamed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad foamed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill foam
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have foamed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam foaming
he, she, itis foaming
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you, we, theyare foaming
Past
I, he, she, itwas foaming
you, we, theywere foaming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been foaming
he, she, ithas been foaming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been foaming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be foaming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been foaming
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