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foam at the mouth

1. Literally, to produce foam from one's mouth, as due to a disease or other ailment. All of a sudden she collapsed in a fit, convulsing and foaming at the mouth.
2. Figuratively, to be viciously and uncontrollably angry or upset. The protesters had formed outside the courthouse, foaming at the mouth as the alleged murderer made his way up the steps.
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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.
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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 at the mouth

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froth at the mouth

1. If someone foams at the mouth or froths at the mouth, they are very angry. Stewart was still foaming at the mouth about the incident when we spoke. The mere mention of `political correctness' is enough to cause journalists to froth at the mouth.
2. If someone foams at the mouth or froths at the mouth, they are very excited about something. The news that the team's top player is up for sale at the end of the season has got Premier League bosses foaming at the mouth in excitement. A new vintage home store has got A-list celebrities frothing at the mouth with excitement. Note: To foam or froth at the mouth literally means to produce a lot of foam or froth in the form of saliva. This is associated especially with having the disease rabies.
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foam at the ˈmouth

(informal) be extremely angry: He stood there foaming at the mouth. I’ve never seen anybody so angry.
If an animal foams at the mouth, it has a mass of small bubbles in and around its mouth, especially because it is very ill or angry.
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foam up

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

n. beer. All the guy thinks about is foam.
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The lost foam casting process is more susceptible to process changes than many similar processes because of the numerous critical variables and the complex interactions between them - which often are not fully understood.
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Many presentations addressed rigid foams for building and construction, where the goal is to reduce blowing-agent costs and foam densities while retaining performance.
The Akron, OH-based firm's report notes that among time recent technical developments that will stimulate the entry of PO foams into the auto interior market in competition with PU foams are:
Recently developed, ventless molding of foam patterns for the production of metal castings represents another refinement of the evaporative pattern casting process.
VIENNA, Austria -- Metcomb Nanostructures, a leading manufacturer of closed-cell aluminum foam for the automotive, military, construction and aerospace industries, today announced the formation of its executive management team and the appointment of strategic advisers.
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Foam blowing agents are used to manufacture a variety of polymeric and plastic foams such as polyurethane (PU) foams, polystyrene (PS) foams, polyolefins including polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) foams, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) foams and phenolic foams.
Any of Foam Seal's PVC foams can be cast onto the Foam-Fix[R] substrate subject to minimum runs and some gauge restrictions.
Among the newer developments discussed were next-generation polyols for rigid foams in building and construction and a blowing-agent-enhancing additive for insulation blown with HFC-245fa in appliances and construction.