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verb American English pronunciation: beam /bim/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theybeam
he/she/itbeams
present participlebeaming
past tensebeamed
past participlebeamed
  1. 1
    [intransitive] if you beam, you smile in a very obvious way

    He beamed with satisfaction.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to send radio signals or television pictures through the air using electronic equipment
    beam to/across/over etc.:

    Pictures of the famine were beamed to television audiences all over the world.

    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] to send out light, heat, or energy

      The sun beamed down brightly from a perfect blue sky.

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