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shim

 (shĭm)
n.
A thin, often tapered piece of material, such as wood, stone, or metal, used to fill gaps, make something level, or adjust something to fit properly.
tr.v. shimmed, shim·ming, shims
To fill in, level, or adjust by using shims or a shim.

[Origin unknown.]
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shim

(ʃɪm)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) a thin packing strip or washer often used with a number of similar washers or strips to adjust a clearance for gears, etc
2. (General Physics) physics a thin strip of magnetic material, such as soft iron, used to adjust a magnetic field
vb, shims, shimming or shimmed
(General Physics) (tr) to modify a load, clearance, or magnetic field by the use of shims
[C18: origin unknown]
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shim

(ʃɪm)

n.
a thin slip or wedge of metal, wood, etc., for driving into crevices, as between machine parts to compensate for wear, or beneath bedplates, large stones, etc., to level them.
[1715–25]
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shim


Past participle: shimmed
Gerund: shimming

Imperative
shim
shim
Present
I shim
you shim
he/she/it shims
we shim
you shim
they shim
Preterite
I shimmed
you shimmed
he/she/it shimmed
we shimmed
you shimmed
they shimmed
Present Continuous
I am shimming
you are shimming
he/she/it is shimming
we are shimming
you are shimming
they are shimming
Present Perfect
I have shimmed
you have shimmed
he/she/it has shimmed
we have shimmed
you have shimmed
they have shimmed
Past Continuous
I was shimming
you were shimming
he/she/it was shimming
we were shimming
you were shimming
they were shimming
Past Perfect
I had shimmed
you had shimmed
he/she/it had shimmed
we had shimmed
you had shimmed
they had shimmed
Future
I will shim
you will shim
he/she/it will shim
we will shim
you will shim
they will shim
Future Perfect
I will have shimmed
you will have shimmed
he/she/it will have shimmed
we will have shimmed
you will have shimmed
they will have shimmed
Future Continuous
I will be shimming
you will be shimming
he/she/it will be shimming
we will be shimming
you will be shimming
they will be shimming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shimming
you have been shimming
he/she/it has been shimming
we have been shimming
you have been shimming
they have been shimming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shimming
you will have been shimming
he/she/it will have been shimming
we will have been shimming
you will have been shimming
they will have been shimming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shimming
you had been shimming
he/she/it had been shimming
we had been shimming
you had been shimming
they had been shimming
Conditional
I would shim
you would shim
he/she/it would shim
we would shim
you would shim
they would shim
Past Conditional
I would have shimmed
you would have shimmed
he/she/it would have shimmed
we would have shimmed
you would have shimmed
they would have shimmed
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shim - a thin wedge of material (wood or metal or stone) for driving into crevices
wedge - something solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped like a V) that can be pushed between two things to separate them
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