gum up


gum up
Gum Gum, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gummed} (g[u^]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Gumming}.] 1. To smear with gum; to close with gum; to unite or stiffen by gum or a gumlike substance; to make sticky with a gumlike substance. [1913 Webster]

He frets like a gummed velvet. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To chew with the gums, rather than with the teeth. [PJC]

{gum up} (a) To block or clog (a conduit) with or as if with gum; as, to gum up the drainpipe. (b) to interfere with; to spoil. [Slang] [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.