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hummed (See hum)


1 the state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity; "they manifested all the busyness of a pack of beavers"; "there is a constant hum of military preparation" [syn: busyness]
2 an Islamic fundamentalist group in Pakistan that fought the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s; now operates as a terrorist organization primarily in Kashmir and seeks Kashmir's accession by Pakistan [syn: Harkat-ul-Mujahidin, Harkat ul-Ansar, HUA, Harkat ul-Mujahedeen, Al Faran, Movement of Holy Warriors]
3 a humming noise; "the hum of distant traffic" [syn: humming]


1 sing with closed lips; "She hummed a melody"
2 be noisy with activity; "This office is buzzing with activity" [syn: buzz, seethe]
3 sound with a monotonous hum [syn: thrum]
4 make a low continuous sound; "The refrigerator is humming" [also: humming, hummed]

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