scum

  • 1 Scum — is: * A layer of impurities that accumulates at the surface of a liquid (especially water or molten metal) * A greenish water vegetation (such as algae), usually found floating on the surface of ponds * The topmost liquid layer of a cesspool or… …

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  • 2 Scum — Студийный альбом Napalm Death Дата выпуска июль 1987 Жанр грайндкор …

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  • 3 scum — [skum] n. [ME < MDu schum, akin to Ger schaum, foam, scum, prob. < IE base * (s)keu , to cover > SKY] 1. a thin layer of impurities which forms on the top of liquids or bodies of water, often as the result of boiling or fermentation 2.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Scum — (sk[u^]m), n. [Of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. & Sw. skum, Icel. sk[=u]m, LG. schum, D. schuim, OHG. sc[=u]m, G. schaum; probably from a root meaning, to cover. [root]158. Cf. {Hide} skin, {Meerschaum}, {Skim}, v., {Sky}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Scum — Scum, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scummed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scumming}.] 1. To take the scum from; to clear off the impure matter from the surface of; to skim. [1913 Webster] You that scum the molten lead. Dryden & Lee. [1913 Webster] 2. To sweep or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Scum — Scum, v. i. To form a scum; to become covered with scum. Also used figuratively. [1913 Webster] Life, and the interest of life, have stagnated and scummed over. A. K. H. Boyd. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Scum — (engl. Abschaum) steht für: den früheren Namen der Band Amon Amarth Scum (Band), eine norwegische Hardcore Punk/Black Metal Band Scum (Album), ein Album von Napalm Death Mastic Scum, eine österreichische Metalcore/Grindcore Band Society for… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 8 scum — [skʌm] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Middle Dutch; Origin: schum] 1.) [U] an unpleasant dirty substance that forms on the surface of water ▪ a pond covered with green scum 2.) [plural] informal nasty, unpleasant people ▪ Scum like that should be locked… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 scum — [ skʌm ] noun uncount 1. ) OFFENSIVE an insulting word for someone you think is very unpleasant: The people who do these terrible things are scum. 2. ) a layer of a dirty or unpleasant substance that forms on the surface of a liquid: A thick… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 scum — early 14c. (implied in scummer shallow ladle for removing scum ), from M.Du. schume foam, froth, from P.Gmc. *skuma (Cf. O.N. skum, O.H.G. scum, Ger. Schaum foam, froth ), perhaps from PIE root * (s)keu to cover, conceal (see HIDE (Cf. hide) (n …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 scum — [n1] superficial impurities, dirt algae, crust, dross, film, froth, residue, scruff, spume, waste; concept 260 Ant. cleanliness scum [n2] people who are bad, despicable curs*, dregs, lowest, mass, mob, proletariat, rabble, riffraff, rubbish*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 scum — ► NOUN 1) a layer of dirt or froth on the surface of a liquid. 2) informal a worthless or contemptible person or group of people. ► VERB (scummed, scumming) ▪ cover or become covered with a layer of scum. DERIVATIVES scummy adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 scum|my — «SKUHM ee», adjective, mi|er, mi|est. 1. consisting of or containing scum: »a scummy pond. 2. Figurative. low; mean; worthless: » …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 scum — *foam, froth, spume, lather, suds, yeast …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 15 scum- — see scom …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 16 scum — de·scum; scum·fish; scum·less; scum·mer; scum·my; scum; scum·ble; …

    English syllables

  • 17 scum — [[t]skʌm[/t]] n. v. scummed, scum•ming 1) a) a film or layer of foul matter that forms on the surface of a liquid b) a film of algae on still or stagnant water: pond scum[/ex] 2) refuse or offscourings 3) a low, worthless person 4) such persons… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 scum —    Applied to a person one despises since at least the seventeenth century, implying that the person concerned resembles, or is as valueless, as the filthy film that forms on stagnant water. The latter is one kind of froth or foam the original… …

    A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • 19 Scum — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Scum est un téléfilm britannique réalisé par Alan Clarke en 1977. Scum est un film britannique réalisé par Alan Clarke en 1979. Scum est un album du… …

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  • 20 scum — /skʌm / (say skum) noun 1. a film of foul or extraneous matter on a liquid. 2. low, worthless persons: scum of the earth. –verb (scummed, scumming) –verb (t) 3. to remove the scum from. 4. to remove as scum. –verb (i) 5. to form scum; become… …

    Australian English dictionary