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brim

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Clothes & fashion
brimbrim1 /brɪm/ noun [countable]  1 DCthe bottom part of a hat that sticks out to protect you from sun and rain an old straw hat with a broad brim2 FULLthe top edge of a container She filled each glass to the brim.filled/full to the brim (=completely full) The cup was filled to the brim with coffee.
Examples from the Corpus
brimSandison bought a very fine pale grey hat with a wide, flat brim and a white hatband.The nails come out and the brim is trimmed.Precise instructions as to the building of a hedge at the brim of the water were given.He tried to straighten out the brim but it had been curled and folded so often it was beyond repair.Quite quickly the whole corridor filled to the brim with the substance of the hydra.Siobham half fills each glass in turn except one which she fills to the brim.Once the axe was full to the brim of bad back spirits it would be banged on the earth to release them.Cory Selliker, his eyes watering under the brim of his black Earnhardt cap, heard Marchman's advice to let go.filled/full to the brimChildren are wise and strong and filled to the brim with compassion.Quite quickly the whole corridor filled to the brim with the substance of the hydra.His eye-sockets were cups, full to the brim.Jacob filled to the brim with sorrow for the woman whom, despite everything, he had loved.Lying in clouds of scent in the sunken tub filled to the brim, that streak of equanimity she had asserted itself.Once the axe was full to the brim of bad back spirits it would be banged on the earth to release them.She was here in the flesh to oblige Miss Beard, but her mind was filled to the brim with Joss Barnet.On the other side of the road at the front of the house a builders' skip was full to the brim.
brimbrim2 verb (brimmed, brimming) [intransitive]  1 FULLif your eyes brim with tears, or if tears brim from your eyes, you start to crybrim with Her eyes brimmed with tears. Her tears brimmed over again as she started to speak.2 be brimming (over) with something→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
brimHe came back with it brimming, and dropped some purification tablets into it.His eyes brimmed and his lids went red.Her family brimmed over with every species of moral fervor.As she walked down the aisle her heart brimmed over with love and adoration for Charles.She had expected the royal apartments to be brimming with activity.Her letter was brimming with happiness.A holding camp designed for 480 boat people has been brimming with more than 1,000.After all, the newspapers are brimming with reports of horrendous attacks on women, so the risk must be considerable.As far as an observer can tell, Mueller and Simmons are brimming with that will.brim withAndy's eyes brimmed with tears.
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Verb table
brim
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybrim
he, she, itbrims
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybrimmed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave brimmed
he, she, ithas brimmed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad brimmed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill brim
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have brimmed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam brimming
he, she, itis brimming
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you, we, theyare brimming
Past
I, he, she, itwas brimming
you, we, theywere brimming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been brimming
he, she, ithas been brimming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been brimming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be brimming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been brimming
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