1 be teeming, be abuzz; "The garden was swarming with bees"; "The plaza is teeming with undercover policemen"; "her mind pullulated with worries" [syn: pullulate, swarm]
2 move in large numbers; "people were pouring out of the theater"; "beggars pullulated in the plaza" [syn: pour, swarm, stream, pullulate]
Etymology 1Old English tēman
- Rhymes: -iːm
Etymology 2Old Norse tæma
- For the record label see Teem Records.
Its TV ad campaign in the early 1980s challenged viewers to "go ahead... build up that thirst until you can't stand it any more..." (showing, for example, a disheveled old guy eating "two plain dry tacos" bought from a street vendor in the Southwest) "...then BLOW IT AWAY with TEEM."
In many foreign markets, however, Teem survived until the early 1990s, when Pepsi-authorized bottlers replaced it with 7 Up. Teem still exists in South Africa and Pakistan‘. For all practical purposes, Sierra Mist has taken over the Teem role since the 2000s.
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