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rim1 / rim/ • n. the upper or outer edge of an object, typically something circular or approximately circular: a china egg cup with a gold rim. ∎  (also wheel rim) the outer edge of a wheel, on which the tire is fitted. ∎  the metal hoop from which a basketball net is suspended. ∎  (often rims) the part of a glasses frame surrounding the lenses. ∎  a limit or boundary of something: the outer rim of the solar system. ∎  an encircling stain or deposit: a thick rim of suds. • v. (rimmed , rim·ming ) [tr.] form or act as an outer edge or rim for: a huge lake rimmed by glaciers | [as adj. , in comb.] (-rimmed) steel-rimmed glasses. ∎  (usu. be rimmed) mark with an encircling stain or deposit: his collar was rimmed with dirt. DERIVATIVES: rim·less adj. rim2 • v. (rimmed , rim·ming ) [tr.] vulgar slang lick or suck the anus of (someone) as a means of sexual stimulation.

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rim (raised) edge, margin, verge OE.; outer ring of a wheel XIV. OE. rima (in dæġrima break of day, sæ(s)rima, sea-shore, etc.) = ON. rimi ridge of land, of which no other cogns. are known.

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rimbedim, brim, crim, dim, glim, grim, Grimm, gym, him, hymn, Jim, Kim, limb, limn, nim, prim, quim, rim, scrim, shim, Sim, skim, slim, swim, Tim, trim, vim, whim •poem • goyim • cherubim • Hasidim •seraphim, teraphim •Elohim • Sikkim • Joachim • prelim •forelimb • Muslim • Blenheim •paynim • minim • pseudonym •homonym • anonym • synonym •eponym • acronym • antonym •metonym • Antrim • megrim •Leitrim • pilgrim • Purim • interim •passim • maxim • kibbutzim •Midrashim • literatim •seriatim, verbatim •victim •system • ecosystem • subsystem •item • Ashkenazim

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RIM

RIM international vehicle registration for Islamic Republic of Mauritania
• Royal Indian Marines

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