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phrasal verb [intransitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theybrim over
he/she/itbrims over
present participlebrimming over
past tensebrimmed over
past participlebrimmed over
  1. 1
    to be too full, so that something is falling out
    brim over with:

    a bowl brimming over with soup

  2. 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.

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