brim with tears

Definition of brim with tears

  1. :  to have tears about to overflow Her eyes brimmed with tears.

Word by Word Definitions

brimplay
  1. :  an upper or outer margin :  verge

    :  the upper surface of a body of water

    :  the edge or rim of a hollow vessel, a natural depression, or a cavity

  1. :  to fill to the brim

    :  to be or become full often to overflowing

    :  to reach or overflow a brim

tearplay tears
  1. :  to separate parts of or pull apart by force :  rend

    :  to wound by or as if by pulling apart by force :  lacerate

    :  to divide or disrupt by the pull of contrary forces

  1. :  damage from being torn (see 1tear)

    :  a hole or flaw made by tearing

    :  the act of tearing something

  1. :  a drop of clear saline fluid secreted by the lacrimal gland and diffused between the eye and eyelids to moisten the parts and facilitate their motion

    :  a secretion of profuse tears that overflow the eyelids and dampen the face

    :  an act of weeping or grieving

  1. :  to fill with tears (see 3tear) :  shed tears


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