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

  

film

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//fɪlm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɪlm//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they film
BrE BrE//fɪlm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɪlm//
 
he / she / it films
BrE BrE//fɪlmz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɪlmz//
 
past simple filmed
BrE BrE//fɪlmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɪlmd//
 
past participle filmed
BrE BrE//fɪlmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɪlmd//
 
-ing form filming
BrE BrE//ˈfɪlmɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪlmɪŋ//
 
 
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 [intransitive, transitive] to make a film/movie of a story or a real event They are filming in Moscow right now. film something It took them six weeks to film the documentary. The show was filmed on location in New York. film somebody/something doing something Two young boys were filmed stealing CDs on the security video. Word Origin Old English filmen ‘membrane’, of West Germanic origin.Extra examples The controversial experiment involved secretly filming a group of children. The serial was filmed on location in Italy. fast-paced, well acted and beautifully filmed in the Blue Ridge Mountains Two young boys were filmed stealing DVDs on the security video.
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