To brim over
Brim Brim, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Brimmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Brimming}.] To be full to the brim. ``The brimming stream.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{To brim over} (literally or figuratively), to be so full that some of the contents flows over the brim; as, a cup brimming over with wine; a man brimming over with fun. [1913 Webster]


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  • To boil over — Over O ver, adv. 1. From one side to another; from side to side; across; crosswise; as, a board, or a tree, a foot over, i. e., a foot in diameter. [1913 Webster] 2. From one person or place to another regarded as on the opposite side of a space… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To do over — Over O ver, adv. 1. From one side to another; from side to side; across; crosswise; as, a board, or a tree, a foot over, i. e., a foot in diameter. [1913 Webster] 2. From one person or place to another regarded as on the opposite side of a space… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To give over — Over O ver, adv. 1. From one side to another; from side to side; across; crosswise; as, a board, or a tree, a foot over, i. e., a foot in diameter. [1913 Webster] 2. From one person or place to another regarded as on the opposite side of a space… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To throw over — Over O ver, adv. 1. From one side to another; from side to side; across; crosswise; as, a board, or a tree, a foot over, i. e., a foot in diameter. [1913 Webster] 2. From one person or place to another regarded as on the opposite side of a space… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brim over — v. (D; intr.) to brim over with (to brim over with enthusiasm) * * * [ brɪm əʊvə] (D; intr.) to brim over with (to brim over with enthusiasm) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • brim over (with something) — ˌbrim ˈover (with sth) derived (of a cup, container, etc.) to be so full of a liquid that it flows over the edge Syn: ↑overflow: (figurative) Her heart was brimming over with happiness. Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • brim over — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms brim over : present tense I/you/we/they brim over he/she/it brims over present participle brimming over past tense brimmed over past participle brimmed over 1) to be too full, so that something is falling… …   English dictionary

  • brim over phrasal — verb (I) 1 if a container is brimming over, it is so full of something that this is coming out over its top edge (+ with): The barrel was brimming over with water. 2 brim over with confidence/excitement etc to be very confident, excited etc …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • brim over — verb to overflow over the brim (of a saucepan etc.) …   Wiktionary

  • Brim — Brim, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Brimmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Brimming}.] To be full to the brim. The brimming stream. Milton. [1913 Webster] {To brim over} (literally or figuratively), to be so full that some of the contents flows over the brim; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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