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Meaning: DIM

1(v)switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
Type: 'verb.perception'
Synonym: dip,
2(v)become dim or lusterless
Type: 'verb.change'
Usage: 'the lights dimmed and the curtain rose'
3(v)make dim or lusterless
Type: 'verb.change'
Usage: 'Time had dimmed the silver'
4(v)make dim by comparison or conceal
Type: 'verb.change'
Synonym: blind,
5(v)become vague or indistinct
Type: 'verb.change'
Usage: 'The distinction between the two theories blurred'
Synonym: blur, slur,
3(a)made dim or less bright
Type: 'adj.all'
Usage: 'the dimmed houselights brought a hush of anticipation'
Usage: 'dimmed headlights'
Usage: 'we like dimmed lights when we have dinner'
Synonym: dimmed,
1(s)lacking in light; not bright or harsh
Type: 'adj.all'
Usage: 'a dim light beside the bed'
Usage: 'subdued lights and soft music'
Synonym: subdued,
2(s)lacking clarity or distinctness
Type: 'adj.all'
Usage: 'a dim figure in the distance'
Usage: 'only a faint recollection'
Usage: 'shadowy figures in the gloom'
Usage: 'saw a vague outline of a building through the fog'
Usage: 'a few wispy memories of childhood'
Synonym: faint, shadowy, vague, wispy,
4(s)offering little or no hope
Type: 'adj.all'
Usage: 'the future looked black'
Usage: 'prospects were bleak'
Usage: 'Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult'
Usage: 'took a dim view of things'
Synonym: black, bleak,
5(s)slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
Type: 'adj.all'
Usage: 'so dense he never understands anything I say to him'
Usage: 'never met anyone quite so dim'
Usage: 'although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick'
Usage: 'dumb officials make some really dumb decisions'
Usage: 'he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse'
Usage: 'worked with the slow students'
Synonym: dense, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow,

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