brim over

phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word forms "brim over":
present tense I/you/we/they brim over he/she/it brims over present participle brimming over past tense brimmed over past participle brimmed over
1) to be too full, so that something is falling out
brim over with:

a bowl brimming over with soup

2) to be full of a strong emotion

Their eyes met, and his heart brimmed over.

brim over with:

I was brimming over with excitement.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • brim over — v. (D; intr.) to brim over with (to brim over with enthusiasm) * * * [ brɪm əʊvə] (D; intr.) to brim over with (to brim over with enthusiasm) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • brim over — verb flow or run over (a limit or brim) (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑overflow, ↑overrun, ↑well over, ↑run over • Derivationally related forms: ↑overrun (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • brim over — verb to overflow over the brim (of a saucepan etc.) …   Wiktionary

  • brim over — see brim 2), 3) …   English dictionary

  • brim over — flow over, overflow …   English contemporary dictionary

  • brim over (with something) — ˌbrim ˈover (with sth) derived (of a cup, container, etc.) to be so full of a liquid that it flows over the edge Syn: ↑overflow: (figurative) Her heart was brimming over with happiness. Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • brim over phrasal — verb (I) 1 if a container is brimming over, it is so full of something that this is coming out over its top edge (+ with): The barrel was brimming over with water. 2 brim over with confidence/excitement etc to be very confident, excited etc …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • To brim over — Brim Brim, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Brimmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Brimming}.] To be full to the brim. The brimming stream. Milton. [1913 Webster] {To brim over} (literally or figuratively), to be so full that some of the contents flows over the brim; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brim — Brim, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Brimmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Brimming}.] To be full to the brim. The brimming stream. Milton. [1913 Webster] {To brim over} (literally or figuratively), to be so full that some of the contents flows over the brim; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brim — [[t]brɪ̱m[/t]] brims, brimming, brimmed 1) N COUNT: oft N of n, adj N The brim of a hat is the wide part that sticks outwards at the bottom. Rain dripped from the brim of his baseball cap. ...a flat black hat with a wide brim. Derived words:… …   English dictionary

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