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brimnoun

 us   /brɪm/
  • brim noun (TOP)

[C] the very top edge of a container: He filled his cup to the brim.
  • brim noun (PART OF HAT)

[C usually sing] the bottom part of a hat that sticks out: He pulled the brim of his hat down over his eyes.

brimverb [I]

 us   /brɪm/ (-mm-)
  • brim verb [I] (BE FULL)

to fill or be full to the top: Her eyes brimmed with tears. fig. She’s brimming with confidence.
(Definition of brim from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"brim" in British English

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brimnoun

uk   /brɪm/  us   /brɪm/
  • 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   / -brɪmd/  us   / -brɪmd/
She wore a wide-brimmed hat.

brimverb [I]

uk   /brɪm/  us   /brɪm/ (-mm-)
(Definition of brim from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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