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noun [countable] rim pronunciation in British English /rɪm/
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singularrim
pluralrims
  1. 1
    the edge of an open container or circular object
    Her glasses had gold rims.
    rim of: the rim of a glass
    They were standing on the rim of the volcano.
    See also the Pacific Rim
  2. 2
    a mark that goes all the way around the edge of something
    rim of: There was a rim of dirt on the inside of his collar.

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