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The sport's governing body take a dim view of drivers who do not show up. The Sun (2016)Most people outside Westminster will take a dim view of their arrogant disdain for democracy. The Sun (2016)I tried to explain that in England husbands take a rather dim view of their wives sleeping around. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I guess the obvious solution, a dimmer switch, was out of the question. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This would result in lights being automatically dimmed in homes and businesses across the country. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Better a little too bright than a little too dim. Christianity Today (2000)There is a dim memory of dancing. Times, Sunday Times (2013)That glorious past now seems a dim and distant memory. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Both long to escape the city and the rather dim prospects they see it holding for them. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There is a hush as the lights dim. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The memory has not dimmed over time. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Some say that a certain spark seemed to have dimmed. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They take a dim view of anyone who breaches that trust. KANDAHAR COCKNEY: A Tale of Two Worlds (2004)He used radar detectors and a switch to dim rear lights to dodge the police and lots of cold coffee. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Family life becomes a dim memory. The Guide to Greatness in Sales (1994)It's the moment the harsh fluorescent light is dimmed that you see it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The dim sum were hard, rubbery and horrible. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Perfectly steamed dim sum signed by all four Beatles? Times, Sunday Times (2006)Street lamps could also be switched off or dimmed as happens in France after midnight. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Last year's accolades are rapidly becoming a dim and distant memory. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The Gunners boss is likely to take a dim view of seeing his 11million hotshot take part in dangerous sports. The Sun (2013)It's filthy in there, but we tried to make it look good by using dim lighting and a smoke machine. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Do a puzzle in another room in dim light to help you doze Open a window in a hot, stuffy bedroom. The Sun (2009)
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British English: dim /dɪm/ ADJECTIVE
Dim light is not bright. You can also say that something is dim when the light is not bright enough to see very well.
Below decks, the lights were dim.
- American English: dim
- Arabic: باهِت
- Brazilian Portuguese: escuro
- Chinese: 暗淡的
- Croatian: mračan
- Czech: tlumený světlo
- Danish: dæmpet
- Dutch: schemerig
- European Spanish: tenue luz
- Finnish: hämärä
- French: terne
- German: dämmerig
- Greek: μουντός
- Italian: fioco
- Japanese: 薄暗い
- Korean: 희미한
- Norwegian: uklar
- Polish: przyćmiony
- European Portuguese: escuro
- Romanian: neclar
- Russian: тусклый
- Spanish: tenue
- Swedish: dunkel
- Thai: สลัว
- Turkish: loş
- Ukrainian: тьмяний
- Vietnamese: mờ
British English: dim VERB
If you dim a light or if it dims, it becomes less bright.
Dim the lighting – it is unpleasant to lie with a bright light shining in your eyes.
Definition of dim from the Collins English Dictionary
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