1) To make empty.

1642 if two of an equall strength goe with a waine the loader ought then to teame the waine, Elmswell. It was used particularly meaning to empty of water, to pour out: 1703 being in the mault kiln … teeming the cesterne, West Riding. In a mining context it referred to primitive methods of baling or draining: 1755 For teeming water, Beeston.

dates 1642 1703 1755

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