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foam at the mouth

 
1. Lit. to create froth or foam around the mouth, as with some diseases. The poor dog was foaming at the mouth and looked quite dangerous. What does it mean when a cow foams at the mouth?
2. Fig. to be extraordinarily angry. She was almost foaming at the mouth when she heard about the cost of the car repairs. Walter was foaming at the mouth with rage.
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foam up

[for something, such as soap or milk] to make foam or lather. Milk will foam up when it is boiled. The boiling soup foamed up and slopped over the pot.
See also: foam, up

foam at the mouth

1. to be uncontrollably excited The band's high-energy music left the crowd foaming at the mouth for more.
2. to be uncontrollably angry And there was my mom, still foaming at the mouth, still shouting at my brother.
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of foam at the mouth (to have an illness that causes liquid and bubbles to collect around the mouth)
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foaming at the mouth

very angry The court's decision has left bloodsport enthusiasts foaming at the mouth.
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foam at the mouth

Be extremely angry, as in She was foaming at the mouth over the judge's ruling. This hyperbolic term uses the verb foam in the sense of "froth at the mouth," a usage generally applied to animals such as horses and dating from about a.d. 950. [1400s]
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foam up

v.
To become more foamy: Shaving cream foams up when you spray it from the can.
See also: foam, up

foam

n. beer. All the guy thinks about is foam.
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Session 6 on development in foamed products will include the following presentations: "High frequency coaxial cable--an application for microcellular foaming technology in extrusion," Karl Audenaerde and Johannes Lorenz, Kabelwerk Eupen AG, Germany; and "Development of an environmentally friendly thermoplastic printed circuit board manufactured by foam extrusion," Dieter Langenfelder, J.
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The foamed EAs have a closed cell structure which is maintained as the melt cools.
The newest generation of RTV silicone foams combines the best of previous foamed silicone technology.
All of Earthstone International's products are made from finely ground recycled waste glass, which is combined with non-toxic foaming agents in a patented heating and cooling process to produce white foamed glass in varying degrees of hardness and abrasiveness.
Foamed elastomeric alloys exhibit excellent mechanical properties.
Use of CBAs for rotomolding foamed parts began in the early 1980s.
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a supplier of chemical blowing agents, says he's working on around 75 new applications for foamed composites of a variety of natural fibers, including hardwood, softwood, rice hulls, kenaf, coconut husks, and cotton husks.
Now, for the first time in years, new foamed PET products are in R&D, including thicker sheet with higher densities and thinner films with very low densities.
Soon after Genpak LLC launched its line of CPET trays for commercial baking in the early 1990s, the firm chose foamed PET as its next R&D target.