English

Definition of brim verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

brim

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//brɪm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//brɪm//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they brim
BrE BrE//brɪm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//brɪm//
 
he / she / it brims
BrE BrE//brɪmz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//brɪmz//
 
past simple brimmed
BrE BrE//brɪmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//brɪmd//
 
past participle brimmed
BrE BrE//brɪmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//brɪmd//
 
-ing form brimming
BrE BrE//ˈbrɪmɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrɪmɪŋ//
 
 
jump to other results
(brimming, brimmed) [intransitive] to be full of something; to fill something Tears brimmed in her eyes. brim with something Her eyes brimmed with tears. The team were brimming with confidence before the game. a young man brimming with confidence Word Origin Middle English (denoting the edge of the sea or other body of water): perhaps related to German Bräme ‘trimming’. Phrasal Verbsbrim over (with something)
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: brim

Other results

All matches
Phrasal verbs