Definition of Gum up

1. Verb. Stick together as if with gum. "The inside of the pipe has gummed up"

Generic synonyms: Back Up, Choke, Choke Off, Clog, Clog Up, Congest, Foul

Definition of Gum up

1. Verb. (transitive) To cause to be gooey or gummy, especially with the effect of obstructing the operation of some mechanism or process. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive idiomatic by extension) To make non-functional; to interfere with or put into a state of disorder; to ruin. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gum Up

gum lancet
gum lift
gum lifts
gum line
gum myrrh
gum olibanum
gum opium
gum plant
gum resection
gum resin
gum ridge
gum sangapenum
gum terpentine
gum tree
gum trees
gum up (current term)
gumaguma
gumagumas
gumba
gumball
gumball machine
gumballs
gumbe
gumbo
gumbo-limbo
gumbo limbo
gumbo limbos
gumbo soil
gumboil
gumboils

Literary usage of Gum up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Locomotive Up to Date by Charles McShane (1899)
"Cylinder oil, lard oil and other animal or vegetable oils must not be used, as their use causes the engineer's brake valve and the triple valves to gum up. ..."

2. The Science of Railways by Marshall Monroe Kirkman (1911)
"... and the triple valves to gum up. The oil must never be introduced through the air inlet ports, as this practice would cause the pump valves to gum up. ..."

3. Report of the Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention of the American by American Railway Master Mechanics' Association (1908)
"... through the air inlet ports, as this practice would cause the pump valves to gum up. 59. Q. What regulates the train pipe pressure? ..."

4. A B C of the Steam Engine: With a Description of the Automatic Governor by Joseph Phinney Lisk (1902)
"On the other hand, heavy, thick oil, if used on fine machinery, would "gum up" and do more harm than good. Oil intended for machine tools is not suitable ..."

5. The Modern English Verb-adverb Combination by Arthur Garfield Kennedy (1920)
"... freeze up (but thaw out), freshen up, fuss up 'to dress with care,' grease up, gum up, harness up, hash up, heat up (but cool off), hitch up, jam up, ..."

6. Wilson's Photographic Magazine (1912)
"Get this gum up, or down, to 25 degrees (French densitometer pese sirop), and keep it at 25 degrees. It will have to be looked after, for during the first ..."

7. The Photographic Journal of America: The Oldest Photography Magazine in America (1915)
"Get this gum up, or down, to 25 degrees (French densitometer pese sirop), and keep it at 25 degrees. It will have to be looked after, for during the first ..."

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