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bum chum

vulgar slang A derogatory term for a homosexual man's boyfriend or partner.
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chum up

To be friendly with someone. Why is Patrick chumming up to me all of a sudden? He's usually so distant.
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chum up to (one)

To be friendly with someone Why is Patrick chumming up to me all of a sudden? He's usually so distant.
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chum up with (one)

To be friendly with someone Why is Patrick chumming up with me all of a sudden? He's usually so distant.
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chum up to someone

to try or seem to become friendly with someone. Todd chummed up to Martin. I don't want to have to chum up to anyone I don't want to work with.
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chum up with someone

to become friendly with someone. He seems to have chummed up with Fred. Juan quickly chummed up with all the guys in his class.
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bosom chums

and bosom friends
n. lice. The old guy sat there scratching at his bosom chums. My bosom friends keep me awake all night.
See also: bosom, chum

chum

n. a pal; a good friend. We’ve been chums for years. Went to college together.
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Chumming is so effective there's no use wasting time at a spot that's not producing at least a fish every 5 minutes.
He emphasizes that chumming in reservoirs merely attracts and concentrates catfish already associated with bends in submerged river channels or hedgerows, and other structure that catfish use as "highways" as they move within the lake.
If you are chumming where the shallows abut a channel, don't crowd the channel edge.
I first heard of chumming the flats for bones and permit back in the 1970s when Capt.
The controversy drew national news coverage and led the newly established Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary to propose rules that would ban commercial shark chumming out to three miles offshore.
The proposed rules effectively would have blocked Capella from chumming in the easily accessible and shark-filled waters off Ano Nuevo and the Farallon Islands.
The great Santa Cruz chumming controversy may soon be over, but life may never be quite the same for Jon Cappella, the charter captain whose chumming trips started it all.
Cappella and another charter captain also argued that chumming was a traditional form of fishing, which is allowed in the Monterey Bay sanctuary, and that chumming would not add significant danger to people in the water.
I've gotten snapper to come to the surface in 160 without any deep chumming efforts.
The best action is on deep wrecks and ledges, and the most dependable technique is anchoring and chumming, same as it is in the Keys.
If you intend to use shrimp for bait, liberally mix shrimp into the slurry, reserving some for the bait and further chumming.
When finished chumming at a spot, the holed bucket is placed in the solid one which contains the drips.