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verb [intransitive/transitive] dim pronunciation in British English /dɪm/
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present tense
present participledimming
past tensedimmed
past participledimmed
  1. 1
    if a light dims, or if someone dims it, it becomes less bright

    The theatre lights dimmed and the show began.

  2. 2
    mainly literary if feelings or hopes dim, or are dimmed, they become weaker
  3. 3
    literary if your eyes dim, or if something dims them, you become less able to see clearly


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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