Synonyms of gum something up in English:

gum something up

See definition of gum


1‘check the valves to make sure that they don't get gummed up’

clog, clog up, choke, choke up, stop up, dam up, plug, congest, jam, obstruct, occlude, close
informal bung up, gunge up

2‘perfectionism tends to gum up the works’

obstruct, impede, hinder, interfere with, bring to a halt