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beam

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a narrow sharply defined line of light radiating from an object
  • we'll need a flashlight that casts a broader beam in order to really see anything

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beam

verb

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1 to emit rays of light
  • a lighthouse has beamed from this site since the 1790s

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2 to express an emotion (as amusement) by curving the lips upward
  • my father beamed when I showed him my new car

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The first known use of beam was before the 12th century

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“Beam.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/beam. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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