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1. The uppermost edge of a hollow container or natural basin.
2. A projecting rim or edge, especially around the bottom of a hat.
3. Full capacity: "No sooner had the fighting started than the hotel filled to the brim with a most extraordinary collection of people" (George Orwell).
v. brimmed, brim·ming, brims
1. To be full to the brim, often to overflowing: The cup is brimming with chowder.
2. To be abundantly filled or supplied: a monument brimming with tourists; workers brimming with pride.
To fill to the brim.
[Middle English brimme.]
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