If the past eight months were full of international thrills, the next ones are more likely to teem with spills.
The thoughts of all of you teem with modes of bringing death to your fellow beings.
In like manner, his physiognomical expression seemed to teem with benignity.
Tears availing nothing, Elizabeth's quick brain began to teem with plans for John's escape.
They teem with the worst kind of libels against the Society.
His mind began to teem with memories—more memories and more.
To teem potatoes is to pour the water off them when they are boiled.
The book does not teem with battle and violence; only twice do the people in the story come within sound of the guns.
There is not a chapter in the book which does not teem with errors.
"Liza, teem a short pint intil this lang Robbie," said Matthew.
"abound, swarm," Old English teman (Mercian), tieman (West Saxon) "give birth to, produce," from Proto-Germanic *taumijanan, from PIE *deuk- "to lead" (see duke (n.)). Related to team in its now-obsolete Old English sense of "family, brood of young animals." The meaning "be fertile, abound, swarm" is first recorded 1590s. Related: Teemed; teeming.
"to flow copiously," c.1300, from Old Norse toema "to empty," from tomr "empty," cognate with Old English tom "empty." The original notion is of "to empty a vessel," thus "to pour out." Related: Teemed; teeming.