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