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Language: Old English
Origin: timan, tæman

teem

verb
     
teem

teem down

phrasal verb
to rain very heavily:
It's been teeming down all day.

teem with somebody/something

phrasal verb
1 to be very full of people or animals, all moving about:
The island was teeming with tourists.
2 British English if it is teeming with rain, it is raining very heavily

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