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spam

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishspamspam1 /spæm/ verb (spammed, spamming) [intransitive, transitive] 🔊 🔊 to send the same message to many different people using email or the Internet, usually as a way of advertising something – used to show disapproval —spamming noun [uncountable] —spammer noun [countable]→ See Verb table
Related topics: Computers
spamspam2 noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 email messages that a computer user has not asked for and does not want to read, for example from someone who is advertising something 🔊 You can filter out spam with special software.► see thesaurus at advertisement
Examples from the Corpus
spam• In effect, it would ban all spam.• ISPs are increasingly filtering out known spam, and most newsgroup clients support user-defined filters, so use them.• I was getting so much spam mail that I changed my email address.• My wake-up call arrived when the amount of spam selling lists of e-mail addresses exceeded that pushing miracle diet drugs.• Throughout the summer adverts will appear in newspapers and magazines reminding people of the goodness of spam.• A major drawback is that you can't filter emails or spam.• Not only is the return address on the e-mail almost certainly fraudulent, but responding to spam creates more traffic.
Related topics: Food, dish
SpamSpam noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 trademarkDFF a type of cheap canned meat made mainly from pork
Examples from the Corpus
Spam• Sales of Gateacre-made Spam are already 7% up on last year and the new campaign is aimed at increasing them even further.• Her plate held a curious mixture of Spam, jelly, iced buns and lettuce leaves.• Then there was the time Vic and company decided to detonate a smorgasbord of Spam and boiled sweets.• This, flanked by the contents of two tins of Spam, equally wafer-like, drew cries of greedy amazement.• No one had much success with the tinned food, though, whether it was bully beef or the unnaturally sweet Spam.• The firm says its key target is persuading busy young mums that Spam makes an easy meal in minutes.
From Longman Business Dictionaryspamspam1 /spæm/ verb (spammed, spamming) [intransitive, transitive]COMPUTING to send advertising material or other information by email to people you do not know who have not asked for itYou may get spammed if you give out your e-mail address online. —spamming noun [uncountable]The software is designed to prevent spamming.→ See Verb tablespamspam2 noun [uncountable]COMPUTING e-mail messages that a computer user has not asked for and does not want to read, for example messages from advertisersYou can protect your computer from unwanted email spam. → see also anti-spam
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Verb table
spam
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyspam
he, she, itspams
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyspammed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave spammed
he, she, ithas spammed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad spammed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill spam
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have spammed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam spamming
he, she, itis spamming
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you, we, theyare spamming
Past
I, he, she, itwas spamming
you, we, theywere spamming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been spamming
he, she, ithas been spamming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been spamming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be spamming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been spamming
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