• To create froth in (a liquid).
  • (of a liquid) To bubble.
  • To spit, vent, or eject, as froth.
  • (literally) To spew saliva as froth; (figuratively) to rage, vent one's anger.
  • To cover with froth.


  • From Middle English froth, frooth, froþ, likely a borrowing from Old Norse froða, from Proto-Germanic *fruþǭ; Old English āfrēoþan is from same Germanic root. Verb attested from late 14th century.

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