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Definition of "gum up" []

  • To cause to be gooey or gummy, especially with the effect of obstructing the operation of some mechanism or process. (verb)
  • To make non-functional; to interfere with or put into a state of disorder; to ruin. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "gum up" in a sentence
  • "Although they’d bind strongly, those stick-to-everything objects would gum up the works."
  • "The budgerigars were all asleep in the big red gum up above, and somewhere along the river bed, the mopoke was calling again."