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rim

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrimrim1 /rɪm/ ●○○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 EDGEthe outside edge of something circularrim of 🔊 the rim of a glass 🔊 plates with a gold band around the rim► see thesaurus at edge2 → gold-rimmed/red-rimmed etc —rimless adjective 🔊 rimless glasses
Examples from the Corpus
rim• First there was a nearly circular rim of resplendent mountains, their white caps glistening in the morning sun.• The china set was blue with a gold rim.• Gently he pressed the two ends of the wallet's rim towards each other.• Imagine thousands of tourists swarming over the countryside along the southern rim of the Ocala National Forest.• John's glasses had small lenses and steel rims.• The river was dangerous here, still gnawing at the rim of the path.• The ball hit the rim of the basket and bounced off.• He kept banging this other face into the rim of the bucket.• Her lipstick left a red mark on the rim of the cup.• I lifted up my glass of wine and looked straight into her eyes over the rim.• The other picked up his drink and took a long swallow, watching her over the rim of the tankard.• A more famous slide can be seen below the Middle Brothers Peak on the north valley rim.
rimrim2 verb (rimmed, rimming) [transitive] literary 🔊 🔊 EDGEto be around the edge of something 🔊 His eyes were rimmed with fatigue.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
rim• But his dark rimmed glasses and old fashioned looks belie a career spent one step ahead.• The flowers are a subtle shade of pale green, rimmed in purple as the days go on.• Her eyes were rimmed with black.• And Francie's collar, she saw, was rimmed with dirt and his neck was filthy.• The wall is rimmed with razor wire; guards, dressed in camouflage, stand watch.• People went about exhausted, ashen-faced, their eyes rimmed with red.• Her eyes were rimmed with the price of traversing oceans, the jump of time zones.
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Verb table
rim
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrim
he, she, itrims
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyrimmed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave rimmed
he, she, ithas rimmed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad rimmed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill rim
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have rimmed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam rimming
he, she, itis rimming
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you, we, theyare rimming
Past
I, he, she, itwas rimming
you, we, theywere rimming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been rimming
he, she, ithas been rimming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been rimming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be rimming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been rimming
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