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brim

noun uk   /brɪm/ us  

brim noun (PART OF HAT)

[C usually singular] the bottom part of a hat that sticks out all around the head
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brim noun (TOP)

[C] the very top edge of a container: She poured the cream until it reached the brim. He filled the glass to the brim. She passed him the mug, filled/full to the brim with hot black coffee.
-brimmed
suffix uk   /-d/ us  
She wore a wide-brimmed hat.

brim

verb [I] uk   /brɪm/ (-mm-) us  
to become full of something, especially a liquid: Her eyes brimmed with tears when she heard that he was alive. figurative His recent triumphs have left the tennis ace brimming (over) with (= full of) confidence and energy.
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