Meaning of BRIM in English

BRIM

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be brimming/bursting/bubbling with enthusiasm (= be very excited and enthusiastic )

Andrea’s voice was brimming with enthusiasm when she told John her plans.

brim with confidence (= be full of it )

Clive walked into the room, brimming with confidence as usual.

fill sth to the brim/to overflowing (= fill something completely )

a bucket filled to the brim with ice

full to the brim (= completely full )

The bath was full to the brim with hot water.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

full

His eye-sockets were cups, full to the brim .

Once the axe was full to the brim of bad back spirits it would be banged on the earth to release them.

On the other side of the road at the front of the house a builders' skip was full to the brim .

The river is full to the brim and quite placid so we set off again.

It was full to the brim with little drops of water.

It is full to the brim of a wondrous liquid, which will bring abundance into your life.

His heart lurched and he splashed his goblet full to the brim with dark red claret.

Drink and drink - for were you to drink a whole ocean, the Chalice would still be full to the brim .

wide

Sandison bought a very fine pale grey hat with a wide , flat brim and a white hatband.

It will have a wide brim and be in a subtle pastel colour.

A shower of hail bounced off Granny's pointy hat and Oats's wide brim .

A face that wore dark glasses and was shadowed by the wide brim of a flat black hat.

■ NOUN

hat

Stitch in place on the hat brim .

The shadow of the hat brim colors her forehead lavender.

This was shown with a large round lace hat brim , on a cream satin band.

I turned up my coat collar to meet my hat brim and hunched defensively, like a bedraggled bird.

Sew the hat brim on to the join between the pink face and yellow hat.

■ VERB

fill

Siobham half fills each glass in turn except one which she fills to the brim .

Looking back, Susan saw South Park filled nearly to the brim with cloud, only the saw-toothed peaks rising above it.

Jacob filled to the brim with sorrow for the woman whom, despite everything, he had loved.

Children are wise and strong and filled to the brim with compassion.

She was here in the flesh to oblige Miss Beard, but her mind was filled to the brim with Joss Barnet.

Tipping the pencils from a paper cup, he filled it to the brim .

The big cup with the chipped handle had been filled almost to its brim with milky cocoa.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Cory Selliker, his eyes watering under the brim of his black Earnhardt cap, heard Marchman's advice to let go.

He tried to straighten out the brim but it had been curled and folded so often it was beyond repair.

Once the axe was full to the brim of bad back spirits it would be banged on the earth to release them.

Precise instructions as to the building of a hedge at the brim of the water were given.

Quite quickly the whole corridor filled to the brim with the substance of the hydra.

Sandison bought a very fine pale grey hat with a wide, flat brim and a white hatband.

Siobham half fills each glass in turn except one which she fills to the brim .

The nails come out and the brim is trimmed.

II. verb

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Her letter was brimming with happiness.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A holding camp designed for 480 boat people has been brimming with more than 1,000.

After all, the newspapers are brimming with reports of horrendous attacks on women, so the risk must be considerable.

As far as an observer can tell, Mueller and Simmons are brimming with that will.

As she walked down the aisle her heart brimmed over with love and adoration for Charles.

He came back with it brimming, and dropped some purification tablets into it.

Her family brimmed over with every species of moral fervor.

His eyes brimmed and his lids went red.

She had expected the royal apartments to be brimming with activity.

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