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Definition of dim verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dim
    he / she / it dims
    past simple dimmed
    -ing form dimming
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] dim (something) if a light dims, or if you dim it, it becomes or you make it less bright The lights in the theater dimmed as the curtain rose.
  2. feeling/quality
  3. 2[intransitive, transitive] dim (something) if a feeling or quality dims, or if something dims it, it becomes less strong Her passion for dancing never dimmed over the years.
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