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1 the top edge of a vessel [syn: rim, lip]
2 a circular projection that sticks outward from the crown of a hat


1 be completely full; "His eyes brimmed with tears"
2 fill as much as possible; "brim a cup to good fellowship" [also: brimming, brimmed]brimming adj : filled to capacity; "a brimful cup"; "I am brimful of chowder"; "a child brimming over with curiosity"; "eyes brimming with tears" [syn: brimful, brimfull]brimming See brim

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  1. present participle of brim

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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