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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A thin wedge of material (wood or metal or stone) for driving into crevices.

Usage examples (32)
  • shim is just a barren, ovaryless freak of nature who maintains a dominatrix-to-trick relationship …
  • The sky above was a pearl gray with a strange kind of shim - mer that he put down to the aftereffects of the storm.
  • But I wasn't discouraged, just fascinated, for in my office I looked up the word "shim" and saw that I had been mistaken.
  • One of the possible things it could be is a piece of a shim which is used to space out between those heat-protective tiles in the hangar. for more
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