Definitions for SCUMskʌm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
scumskʌm(n.; v.)scummed, scum•ming.
(n.)a film or layer of foul matter that forms on the surface of a liquid. a film of algae on still or stagnant water:
refuse or offscourings.
a low, worthless person.
such persons collectively; dregs.
(v.i.)to form scum; become covered with scum.
(v.t.)to remove the scum from.
Origin of scum:
1200–50; ME scume < MD schūme (D schuim) foam, c. G Schaum
a film of impurities or vegetation that can form on the surface of a liquid
remove the scum from
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a sticky layer on the surface of sth
green scum on the surface of the pond
people with low morals who you disapprove of
Why do you hang around with those scum?
A layer of impurities that accumulates at the surface of a liquid (especially molten metal or water).
A greenish water vegetation (such as algae), usually found floating on the surface of ponds
The topmost liquid layer of a cesspool or septic tank.
A reprehensible person or persons.
To remove the layer of scum from (a liquid etc.).
To remove (something) as scum.
To scour (the land, sea etc.).
Origin: From scum, scom, from * or schume, both from skūmaz, from skeu-. Cognate with schuim, Schaum, and skum. Compare also écume, schiuma from the same Germanic source. Related to skim.
the extraneous matter or impurities which rise to the surface of liquids in boiling or fermentation, or which form on the surface by other means; also, the scoria of metals in a molten state; dross
refuse; recrement; anything vile or worthless
to take the scum from; to clear off the impure matter from the surface of; to skim
to sweep or range over the surface of
to form a scum; to become covered with scum. Also used figuratively
Translations for SCUM
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
dirty foam that forms on the surface of a liquid
The pond was covered with (a) scum.
- زَبَد، رَغْوَهArabic
- мръсна пянаBulgarian
- escumaPortuguese (BR)
- der SchaumGerman
- ακαθαρσίες, βρομιάGreek
- mustusekiht, vahtEstonian
- likainen vaahtoFinnish
- (nečista) pjena, otpadakCroatian
- skán, skæniIcelandic
- puta, putos, nuovirosLithuanian
- (netīras) putasLatvian
- lapisan buih kotorMalay
- piana, szumowinyPolish
- اوبړۍ، چڼاسي، ځګ، چوپړۍ، داوبو پر سر چټل شيان: زوې، چټلي، خيرې، ناكاره، فضولPashto
- pena, kal,špinaSlovak
- prljava penaSerbian
- kir tabakası, yüzer pislikTurkish
- 浮渣，浮垢Chinese (Trad.)
- піна; накипUkrainian
- میل، پھینUrdu
- lớp vángVietnamese
- 浮渣，浮垢Chinese (Simp.)
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