seethe [si:ð] v
[: Old English; Origin: seothan [i]'to boil']
1.) to feel an emotion, especially anger, so strongly that you are almost shaking
= ↑fume seethe with
He was seething with anger.
I was absolutely seething.
2.) be seething (with sth)
if a place is seething with people, insects etc, there are a lot of them all moving quickly in different directions
The cellar was seething with spiders.

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  • Seethe — Seethe, v. t. [imp. {Seethed}({Sod}, obs.); p. p. {Seethed}, {Sodden}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Seething}.] [OE. sethen, AS. se[ o]?an; akin to D. sieden, OHG. siodan, G. sieden, Icel. sj??a, Sw. sjuda, Dan. syde, Goth. saubs a burnt offering. Cf. {Sod} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Seethe — Seethe, v. i. To be a state of ebullition or violent commotion; to be hot; to boil. 1 Sam. ii. 13. [1913 Webster] A long Pointe, round which the Mississippi used to whirl, and seethe, and foam. G. W. Cable. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seethe — [ sið ] verb intransitive 1. ) to be extremely angry: Don t threaten me, Ronnie seethed. seethe with: He still seethed with anger over Maude s comments. 2. ) to be full of a lot of people or animals that are moving around quickly: seethe with:… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • seethe — (v.) O.E. seoþan to boil (class II strong verb; past tense seaþ, pp. soden), from P.Gmc. *seuthanan (Cf. O.N. sjoða, O.Fris. siatha, Du. zieden, O.H.G. siodan, Ger. sieden to seethe ), from PIE root *seut to seethe, boil. Driven ou …   Etymology dictionary

  • seethe — index burn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • seethe — *boil, simmer, parboil, stew …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • seethe — [v] be very angry be furious, be incensed, be livid, be mad, be on the warpath*, blow one’s stack*, blow up*, boil, breathe fire*, bristle, burn, ferment, flare, flip, foam, foam at mouth*, froth, fume, hit the ceiling*, rage, see red*, simmer,… …   New thesaurus

  • seethe — ► VERB 1) (of a liquid) boil or be turbulent as if boiling. 2) be filled with intense but unexpressed anger. 3) be crowded with people or things. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • seethe — [sēth] vt. seethed, seething [ME sethen < OE sēothan, akin to Ger sieden < IE base * sew , to cook, boil > Sans hāvayan, (they) stew] 1. to cook by boiling 2. to soak, steep, or saturate in liquid vi. 1. to boil or to surge, bubble, or… …   English World dictionary

  • seethe — v. (D; intr.) to seethe with (to seethe with rage) * * * [siːð] (D; intr.) to seethe with (to seethe with rage) …   Combinatory dictionary

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