dim

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdɪm/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/dɪm/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(dim)


Inflections of 'dim' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
dimmer
adj comparative
dimmest
adj superlative
Inflections of 'dim' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
dims
v 3rd person singular
dimming
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
dimmed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
dimmed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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dim

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. dim lighting conditions
  2. [read, take photos] in dim lighting
  3. could [see, make out] a dim (and distant) [light, glow]
  4. a dim [light, room, lamp]
  5. the light was dim
  6. my [phone, computer, laptop, tablet] screen is dim
  7. was dim in the [darkness, night, distance, fog]
  8. it is too dim (in here) to [see, read]
  9. their [hopes, chances, prospects] are (now) dim
  10. have a dim chance of
  11. has a dim [recollection, memory] of
  12. had a dim suspicion he [was, would, could be]
  13. takes a dim view of
  14. in the dim and distant past
  15. (if) you are dim enough to think (that)
  16. a dim [child, man, mind, employee, student]
v
  1. dim the [lights, light, lighting]
  2. the [lights] dimmed
  3. dim the [screen, contrast, brightness, display]
  4. the [bulb, light] is starting to dim
  5. the [fire, light] in his eyes had dimmed
  6. your [enthusiasm, passion] has dimmed
  7. his sight has dimmed
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