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shim

 (shĭm)
n.
A thin, often tapered piece of material, such as wood, stone, or metal, used to fill gaps, make something level, or adjust something to fit properly.
tr.v. shimmed, shim·ming, shims
To fill in, level, or adjust by using shims or a shim.

[Origin unknown.]

shim

(ʃɪm)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) a thin packing strip or washer often used with a number of similar washers or strips to adjust a clearance for gears, etc
2. (General Physics) physics a thin strip of magnetic material, such as soft iron, used to adjust a magnetic field
vb, shims, shimming or shimmed
(General Physics) (tr) to modify a load, clearance, or magnetic field by the use of shims
[C18: origin unknown]

shim

(ʃɪm)

n.
a thin slip or wedge of metal, wood, etc., for driving into crevices, as between machine parts to compensate for wear, or beneath bedplates, large stones, etc., to level them.
[1715–25]

shim


Past participle: shimmed
Gerund: shimming

Imperative
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Present
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you shim
he/she/it shims
we shim
you shim
they shim
Preterite
I shimmed
you shimmed
he/she/it shimmed
we shimmed
you shimmed
they shimmed
Present Continuous
I am shimming
you are shimming
he/she/it is shimming
we are shimming
you are shimming
they are shimming
Present Perfect
I have shimmed
you have shimmed
he/she/it has shimmed
we have shimmed
you have shimmed
they have shimmed
Past Continuous
I was shimming
you were shimming
he/she/it was shimming
we were shimming
you were shimming
they were shimming
Past Perfect
I had shimmed
you had shimmed
he/she/it had shimmed
we had shimmed
you had shimmed
they had shimmed
Future
I will shim
you will shim
he/she/it will shim
we will shim
you will shim
they will shim
Future Perfect
I will have shimmed
you will have shimmed
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they will have shimmed
Future Continuous
I will be shimming
you will be shimming
he/she/it will be shimming
we will be shimming
you will be shimming
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shimming
you have been shimming
he/she/it has been shimming
we have been shimming
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shimming
you will have been shimming
he/she/it will have been shimming
we will have been shimming
you will have been shimming
they will have been shimming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shimming
you had been shimming
he/she/it had been shimming
we had been shimming
you had been shimming
they had been shimming
Conditional
I would shim
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he/she/it would shim
we would shim
you would shim
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Past Conditional
I would have shimmed
you would have shimmed
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we would have shimmed
you would have shimmed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shim - a thin wedge of material (wood or metal or stone) for driving into crevices
wedge - something solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped like a V) that can be pushed between two things to separate them
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In addition to a screened inner cover, you can also add an Imirie shim to the top portion of your hive.
Adaptive Stacking Order is a site-specific installation using wood shims to emulate the growth, geometry, and modularity found in nature.
Having started his career at Ridgestone Corporation, an investment firm specialising in middle-market private equity, venture capital, and real estate investments, Shim subsequently worked for Citigroup (NYSE: C) Global Markets Inc., and later for Wells Fargo Advisors (NYSE: WFC) Llc, advising both domestic and international ultra-high-net-worth and family office clients, as well as select corporate and institutional clients.
'The answer in my view is obvious; I find no good in the public interest, it would be an exercise in futility,' said Shim.
Shim filed her complaint against Cho Jae-beom to police last month, on the same day she testified at his appeal against a 10-month jail sentence for physically assaulting her.
Some require nearly a 360 degree wrap of shim while others with less gap end up with much shorter 1/2-1" shim sections.
/ Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul A polar bear named Tongki plays in water at Everland amusement park in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, Thursday.
The missing shim was a test piece being sent to Leonhard Kurz in Furth, near Nuremberg.
"South Korea is interested in expanding its relations with Iran in the post-sanctions era," Shim said in a meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ebrahim Rahimpour in Tehran.
Shim washers need to be flexible, supportive and hard wearing, and are often referred to as support washers because of their usefulness in filling small gaps in bearing assemblies, or any other complex application in which they take up excess play between components.
The Portrait S-Frame with Integrated Shim System is an immobilisation system designed to be used in conjunction with S-Type devices allowing the clinician to quickly and effortlessly adjust shim height at independent points, resulting in effective, efficient and highly customised treatments.
The accident came just days after Shim said she had been threatened by Turkish intelligence services, who accused her of being a spy.