hummed hummed

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity
  2. (n) an Islamic fundamentalist group in Pakistan that fought the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s; now operates as a terrorist organization primarily in Kashmir and seeks Kashmir's accession by Pakistan
  3. (n) a humming noise
  4. (v) sing with closed lips
  5. (v) be noisy with activity
  6. (v) sound with a monotonous hum
  7. (v) make a low continuous sound

Usage(s):

  1. In 18 hours of bidding, they bought $5,000,000 worth of idle equipment that once had hummed busily under the hands of 1,200 workers.
  2. It hummed above my head.
  3. But, mostly, the NRB convention air hummed with talk of stations bought and sold, minicams, marketing and satellite transmissions; less frequently, God cropped up.

News

  1. LeBron James, legend in the age of sports skeptics

    There's a real chance that LeBron James will fail in his latest attempt to add a Larry O'Brien to his vast trophy case. The Miami Heat are down 3-2 to the San Antonio Spurs in the 2013 NBA Finals, needing wins Tuesday and Thursday at home to rescue the 2012-13 season. The Spurs have been downright magical at times, a perfectly built machine humming smoothly. Except when it hasn't hummed smoothly ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: SB Nation

  2. Organizers take steps to quiet relay in late hours

    EAST WENATCHEE — At 3 a.m. Saturday, the noise at the Eastmont Junior High School track could hardly be heard as far away as the parking lot. A Fleetwood Mac song played quietly over a speaker and generators powering portable lights hummed as a scattering of walkers noiselessly circled the track during the wee hours of the Relay for Life fundraiser for cancer research.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Wenatchee World

Quotes

  1. "Well, in that case, give Brad Lidge and Roy Oswalt a call and tell them I just hummed a 17,500-mph fastball," Anderson said, referring to the star pitchers for his hometown Houston Astros.
    on Jul 23, 2007 By: Clayton Anderson Source: Forbes

  2. "Things weren't necessarily written out. They were what we called 'head arranged.' We just kind of talked about what we wanted or hummed what we wanted _ and then played it," said guitarist Steve Cropper, a founding member Booker T. and the MGs,...
    on Jun 7, 2007 By: Steve Cropper Source: FOXNews

  3. "He kind of got the label as a guy that just kind of ho-hummed through everything," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "It's kind of like it's the way he is. It's not that he's trying to do that. It's his mannerisms. They make you think, 'Hey,...
    on Apr 20, 2009 By: Ron Gardenhire Source: USA Today

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