AskDefine | Define teem

Dictionary Definition



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]

User Contributed Dictionary


Etymology 1

Old English tēman



  1. To be stocked to overflowing
  2. To be prolific; to abound.


Etymology 2

Old Norse tæma


  1. empty

Extensive Definition

otheruses team
For the record label see Teem Records.
Teem was a lemon-lime-flavored soft drink produced by The Pepsi-Cola Company. It was introduced in 1964 as Pepsi's answer to 7 Up and Coca-Cola's Sprite. Teem was sold in the United States and Canada until 1984, when Lemon-Lime Slice was introduced.
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.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abound, abound with, be alive with, be fruitful, be productive, beget, bespread, bristle, bristle with, burst with, bustle, clutter, cram, crawl, crawl with, creep with, crowd, diffuse, drench, engender, extend throughout, exuberate, fill, flood, flow, fructify, gush, honeycomb, imbue, jam, know no bounds, lash, leave no void, leaven, luxuriate, multiply, occupy, overabound, overbrim, overflow, overflow with, overgrow, overrun, overspill, overspread, overswarm, pack, penetrate, permeate, pervade, pour, proliferate, pullulate, pullulate with, rain, reproduce, run over, run riot, run through, shower, spill over, stream, suffuse, superabound, swarm, swarm with, teem with, throng with, transfuse
Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1