One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the photographs were stuck down with gum’
glue, adhesive, fixative, paste, cement, resin, epoxy resin, superglue
North American mucilage
North American informal stickum
1‘the receipts were gummed into a special book’
stick, glue, paste, cement
fix, affix, attach, fasten, post
1‘check the valves to make sure that they don't get gummed up’
clog, clog up, choke, choke up, stop up, dam up, plug, congest, jam, obstruct, occlude, close
bung up, gunge up
2‘perfectionism tends to gum up the works’
obstruct, impede, hinder, interfere with, bring to a halt
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