(part of the mouth)
→ She smiled widely, showing her toothless gums.
chewing-gum chewing-gum m
→ He chews gum, and wears a baseball cap.
(=glue) colle f
→ The trouble was I hadn't got the right kind of gum.
(=sweet) boule f de gomme
→ She sucked a gum while she listened.
n bubblegum m
→ I got bubble gum on the seat of Nanna's car.
n chewing-gum m
vt sep bousiller
to gum up the works * bousiller tout
→ Something had gummed up the video recorder.
→ The new legislation may actually gum up an efficient system.
n gingivite f
n protège-dents m