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verb [intransitive]     seethe pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleseething
past tenseseethed
past participleseethed
  1. 1
    to be extremely angry
    seethe with:

    He still seethed with anger over Maude’s comments.

    ‘Don’t threaten me,’ Ronnie seethed.

  2. 2
    to be full of a lot of people or animals that are moving around quickly
    seethe with:

    She was certain that the entire cellar was seething with spiders.

  3. 3
    literary if a river, sea etc seethes, it moves as if the water is boiling

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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