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froth 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 frothing at the mouth.
2. Figuratively, to be viciously and uncontrollably angry or upset. The protesters had formed outside the courthouse, frothing 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.
See also: foam, mouth

froth something up

to whip or aerate something until it is frothy. Froth the milk up before you add it to the sauce. Froth up the milk before you pour it in.
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froth up

[for something] to build up a froth when whipped, aerated, or boiled. The mixture began to froth up as Dan beat it. The milk frothed up as the steam went through it.
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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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froth up

v.
1. To become frothy or foamy: The vinegar quickly frothed up when I added the baking soda.
2. To cause something to become frothy or foamy: The spinning blades of the blender frothed up the juice. You need to stir vigorously in order to froth the sauce up.
See also: froth, up

froth

n. a beer. How about another pitcher of frost, innkeeper?
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They told the Houston Chronicle that the man stopped breathing and was revived several times, but eventually frothed at the mouth and died.
While Iced Caramel Dunkaccino is made with caramel syrup in a genuine espresso base and a sprinkling of caramel sugar to top of frothed milk.
Frothed milk takes center stage as a beverage category of its own as people discover the many tasty possibilities for hot and cold frothed milk, along with the convenience of the state-of-the-art automatic frothers in the Capresso line.
Iced Caramel Dunkaccino is made with Caramel syrup in an espresso base and a sprinkling of caramel sugar to top of frothed milk.
The frothXpress PLUS system uses a selection dial designed to make it easy for users to create hot frothed milk for cappuccino or steamed milk for a latte.
TM]), which produces hot, frothed milk in seconds, says the company.
For Cold Frothed Drinks such as Key Lime Latte, Frothed Mudslide, Strawberry Creme and More
The unit's "froth whip technology" prepares meringue-like frothed milk without the need for or risk of hot steam.
The Capresso froth PLUS[TM] easily creates rich, frothed milk for a variety of personalized beverages from frothy hot chocolate to frothed or steamed milk for cappuccinos or lattes.
Users add milk and pump for 30 seconds for frothed milk.
It is also the perfect choice for creating frothed or steamed milk for latte macchiato or cafe latte, or for frothed milk drinks flavored with vanilla, hazelnut or caramel syrup.
The company's four-color, full-page advertisements depict an European-looking man with frothed milk on his mustache and the tip of his nose.