- to be full of (life and activity)
- The river teems [=abounds] with fish.
- The river was teeming with fish.
- streets teeming with shoppers
- My mind is teeming with ideas.
- They continued to play as the rain teemed down.
- She waited in the teeming rain.
- (chiefly Brit) It has been teeming down [=raining heavily] all day. = It has been teeming with rain all day.