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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 up

To achieve a foamy, sudsy, or frothy consistency. The soap started to foam up once I mixed it with water.
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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.

foam at the mouth, to

To express fury, to rage uncontrollably. Dogs afflicted with rabies foam at the mouth, their saliva forming a frothy substance, and also behave crazily. The analogy to extreme human anger was drawn as far back as the fifteenth century, and has been a cliché since the mid-nineteenth century. Washington lrving used the expression in Salmagundi (1807–08): “I expected every moment to see them fall down in convulsions and foam at the mouth.” Isaac Disraeli (father of Benjamin) used it more figuratively still in a piece of literary criticism: “A tedious invective, foaming at the mouth of its text with quotations and authorities” (Curiosities of Literature, 1817).
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At these low densities, the foam is an excellent insulator and cooling times are even longer than for chemically foamed EAs.
Table 4 shows a comparison of physical properties of a foamed EA with those measured on a sample of a commercial foam EPDM rubber automotive door seal.
It has now been found that TPEs can be mechanically foamed by using water as the foaming agent.
Foamed elastomeric alloys have been produced by both chemical and mechanical processes, making available EA foams with specific gravities over the range from dense starting material down to about 0.25.
The properties of the foamed elastomeric alloy are similar to those of conventionally foamed thermoset rubber.
Foamed elastomeric alloy seals in appliances, automotive, office equipment, and architectural and residential door and window seals is now commercial.
Use of elastomeric alloys in the special market applications of foamed rubber, roll covers and sound attenuation has been made possible by the development of application technology for these areas.
PHOTO : Figure 1 - foamed EAs - density comparisons
PHOTO : Figure 2 - foamed EAs - physical properties
PHOTO : Figure 4 - chemical foamed EAs - compression set
Specialty labels are "a very narrow market with only a few players but now increasing very fast," says Lenzing's Huber, Lenzing casts its foamed film on a tandem line with single-screw extruders and roll-gap orienters supplied by SML Extrusion Technology GmbH, also in Lenzing.
Foamed PS also insulates a bottle, keeping drinks cool.
Coextrusion with foam is tricky because if the non-foamed layer is hotter than the foamed one, the heat collapses the bubbles.
It just developed a two-layer foamed film for Japanese coffee containers that's only 6 mils thick.
A year ago, Alveo, a division of Sekisui based in Lucerne, Switzerland, reportedly made the world's thinnest crosslinked polyolefin foam--a 16-milthick foamed LDPE copolymer film for lens gaskets in cell phones.