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strum

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Music
strumstrum /strʌm/ verb (strummed, strumming) [intransitive, transitive]  APMto play an instrument such as a guitar by moving your fingers up and down across its strings
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Examples from the Corpus
strumThe guitar player strummed along respectfully.Budd, who has been strumming his acoustic guitar through the Midwest, writes introspective songs with a witty, sincere touch.Mulcahey strummed his banjo and tapped the castanet again.One of the minstrels strummed his banjo.Mike Dawson was sitting at a dead computer, strumming the keyboard and offering a toothy smile to an invisible audience.When we first started strumming, there was definitely a real affinity with the feel, so who knows?
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Verb table
strum
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theystrum
he, she, itstrums
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theystrummed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave strummed
he, she, ithas strummed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad strummed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill strum
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have strummed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam strumming
he, she, itis strumming
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you, we, theyare strumming
Past
I, he, she, itwas strumming
you, we, theywere strumming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been strumming
he, she, ithas been strumming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been strumming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be strumming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been strumming
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