gummed gummed  /ˈɡəmd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing
  2. (n) the tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth
  3. (n) any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying
  4. (n) cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive
  5. (n) wood or lumber from any of various gum trees especially the sweet gum
  6. (n) any of various trees of the genera Eucalyptus or Liquidambar or Nyssa that are sources of gum
  7. (v) cover, fill, fix or smear with or as if with gum
  8. (v) grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty
  9. (v) become sticky
  10. (v) exude or form gum
  11. (adj) covered with adhesive gum

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. BB whose share price has plummeted 93% this year relied on the gummed-up wholesale credit markets for around half of its mortgage funding.
  2. Politics has become so bitter and partisan, so gummed up by money and influence, that we can't tackle the big problems that demand solutions.

News

  1. St. Louis Alderman Wants To Outlaw Saggy Pants

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– A proposal that’s supposed to stiffen ethics a requirement in politics has gotten gummed up in...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: FOX 2 News St. Louis

  2. Metra’s BNSF line calls June delays ‘frustrating’

    Yet another mechanical problem gummed up service to nine Burlington Northern Santa Fe trains Thursday, less than one day after Metra conceded by email to riders that it’s frustrated with the delays plaguing its busiest line and trying to fix them.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Doings Clarendon Hills

  3. Metra sorry — but delays drag on

    Yet another mechanical problem gummed up service to nine Burlington Northern Santa Fe trains Thursday, less than one day after Metra conceded by email to riders that it’s frustrated with the delays plaguing its busiest line and trying to fix them. BNSF passenger patience has become so tested in recent weeks that “people that ride the BNSF feel it’s become a soap opera, a high drama,’’ said ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Chicago Sun-Times

Quotes

  • "Our leaders in Washington seem incapable of working together in a practical, common sense way. Politics has become so bitter and partisan, so gummed up by money and influence, that we can't tackle the big problems that demand solutions," Obama...
    on Jan 16, 2007 By: Barack Obama Source: Reuters

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