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ham

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Food, Broadcasting, Performing
hamham1 /hæm/ ●●● S3 noun 🔊 🔊 1 [countable, uncountable]DF the upper part of a pig’s leg, or the meat from this that has been preserved with salt or smokegammon 🔊 a ham sandwich 🔊 a seven-pound ham2 [countable]TCB someone who receives and sends radio messages for fun rather than as their job3 [countable] informalAPACTOR/ACTRESS an actor who performs with too much false emotion
Examples from the Corpus
hama ham for Easter dinnerOn top, place half of cheese and ham.Bear hams were available from superior dealers in salted provisions.Thus creating a succulently flavoured ham that goes perfectly with a watercress and avocado salad and a few slices of brown bread.He gon na give me my ham.In this case a 101 year old ham, the most ancient in the world.At Christmas they sent hams and bourbon to the house.York ham is renowned throughout the world, although other hams are less well known.
hamham2 verb (hammed, hamming) 🔊 🔊 ham it up→ See Verb table
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hamFor all the kids care he could be Goofy, hamming it up for Mickey Mouse.Overemphasis, hamming it up, leads to the exaggerations of satire, cartooning, melodrama and farce.
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Verb table
ham
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyham
he, she, ithams
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhammed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave hammed
he, she, ithas hammed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad hammed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill ham
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have hammed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam hamming
he, she, itis hamming
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you, we, theyare hamming
Past
I, he, she, itwas hamming
you, we, theywere hamming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been hamming
he, she, ithas been hamming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been hamming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be hamming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been hamming
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