teem with (someone or something)

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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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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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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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Buoyed by moss and gases from decaying plants, it teems with birdS and is said to harbor a bear-size turtle nAmed Big Ben.
Brixton, known as London's Harlem, teems with Caribbean and African boutiques, restaurants, and nightclubs.
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.
Twilight teems with classic romance novel fare--forbidden love, questionable parentage, a celebrity stalker and over-wrought dialogue.
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.
A sprawling, typically Dickensian novel, Nicholas Nickleby teems with villains and victims, and leaves no doubt as to the author's attitude towards the social conditions of his day.
Instead, the site teems with signs of wealth and commerce.
This is a meditative book, yet it teems with action.
Haunted by the likes of Marcel Duchamp and Jacques Derrida, his work teems with disorienting encounters, seamlessly mixing references to old master compositions adn Popular Mechanics.
"Minnesota teems with lakes and connecting rivers, particularly in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
People may give little thought to it, but the world beneath their feet teems with life.
Likewise, The Black Experience teems with casual anecdotes of encounters with lions of black history: Du Bois, Nkrumah, Wright, Mandela, and Miriam Makeba all make appearances.
Contrary to a common misperception, pack ice teems with life, from photosynthetic microalgae to 6-foot-tall sea sponges to polar bears and penguins.
In the hearts and minds of many astronomers, the universe teems with stars executing tiny pirouettes, pulled to and fro by unseen planets.
Imagine also that an accidental needle stick could be fatal because the syringe teems with a virus that is spectacularly lethal to humans.