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brimnoun

 us   /brɪm/
  • brim noun (TOP)

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

[C usually sing] the ​bottompart 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   us   /brɪm/
  • brim noun (PART OF HAT)

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

[C] the very ​topedge 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 withhotblackcoffee.
-brimmed
suffix uk   us   /-d/
She ​wore a wide-brimmed ​hat.

brimverb [I]

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