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teem with (someone or something)

To overflow or swarm with people or things; to have a huge abundance of people or things. The trash was teeming with cockroaches. The city positively teemed with tourists ahead of the annual festival.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

teem with someone or something

to swarm with someone or something; to be abundant with someone or something. The porch was teeming with flies, so we couldn't eat there. The beach teemed with people enjoying the sunny weather.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

teem with

To be full of something; abound or swarm with something: The rotten log is teaming with insects. The airport is teaming with police.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Mark Swanson, the editor for this issue, and all the editorial team of Currents for publishing this special issue on TEEM. I hope that you will find this special issue of Currents to be enlightening to you as you reflect upon your own experience of participating in, facilitating, and contributing to imaginative and innovative ways of teaching and learning theology.
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It may be mentioned here that ahead of Eidul Azha, livestock markets in Lahore every year are teemed with beautiful animals.
The TEEMS (Technology, Engineering, Environment, Math, and Science) building block, "A Home for all Seasons," teaches kindergarten students about the different homes that exist for animals and how each home meets the needs of the inhabitants that reside there.
Pawleys Island, SC, July 23, 2015 --(PR.com)-- The Lachicotte Company is pleased to announce the addition of David Teems to the property management division of the company.
The newly-appointed acting president of DeKalb Technical College Larry Teems, won the Turknett Leadership Character Award in the education arena.
Buoyed by moss and gases from decaying plants, it teems with birdS and is said to harbor a bear-size turtle nAmed Big Ben.
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THE PORT CITY of Bergen, Norway's second largest, teems in the bright months with tourists as boats embark on cruises around the country's natural wonders.
The background in Zambian artist Batu's painting is not golden as with the old masters; it's an earthen background, like an earth-green rag rug that teems with life.
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The Monitor, following standard media practice, reports that Russia teems with desperately poor nuclear scientists, and insists that Russia's law enforcement organs have a difficult time keeping track of them.