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To remain silent; to not say anything; to avoid revealing secret or sensitive information. An alternative spelling of the more common "keep schtum/shtum." It's better to just keep stum when the boss starts flinging accusations than risk further incensing him. We'll need to keep stum about this deal for the time being.
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1. n. marijuana. (Drugs.) This stum is cashed. Trash it.
2. Go to stumbles.
1. and stum [st?m] and stumble-bumbles (ˈstəmblæˈbəmblæz) n. barbiturates; sedatives; tranquilizers; alcohol. (Drugs.) Kelly was shocked to find a handful of stumble-bumbles in his brother’s jeans.
2. n. the inability to stand up and walk straight. I guess I have the stumbles today. Not enough sleep, I guess.
See also: stumble
See also: stum
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