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brim

brim

 
 
pronunciation:
brIm
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the top edge of a hollow object such as a cup; rim.
The hot coffee spilled over the brim of the cup.
synonyms:
lip
similar words:
brink, edge, rim
definition 2: a flat or projecting edge, as of a hat.
He touched the brim of his hat when he greeted her.My baseball cap is white with a red brim.
synonyms:
visor
similar words:
bill, shade
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: brimmed, brimming, brims
definition: to be filled to the brim or to capacity.
The pot was brimming with fresh tea.Santa Claus sets off in his sleigh, his bag brimming with toys.
similar words:
abound, overflow
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to fill to the top or brim.
synonyms:
fill
similar words:
flood, overflow
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derivations: brimless (adj.), brimmming (adj.)