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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of shim.
  • adj. Fitted with shims


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  • I gather that the door was not "shimmed" properly when installed?

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  • The two segments are held together by series of mortise joints, shimmed with wooden wedges.

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  • Then I had a noise coming from a loose cateye computer rattling in the mount--I shimmed it with a coffee stir stick....ooooh so quiet.

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  • According to a scoop from the New York Daily News, Heidi and John were knocking back drinks at the Gold Bar last week when John lowered his trousers and shimmed and shaked in front of the Project Runway host as she clapped and laughed hysterically.

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  • If I can get a good, well shimmed NMR spectra, well, that is good.

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  • We each shimmed a moment, letting the packs settle and then she looked up at me.

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  • Nijon had shimmed the lid of the locker to allow some air to circulate inside, so I probably wouldn't suffocate, but I didn't relish the prospect of spending time in what was essentially a hot, dark metal box.


  • I mean, we're sitting at a stoplight on a two lane street and there must be three cars abreast, every space shimmed with motorcycles and scooters.

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  • We shimmed some timber cribbing around the wheels to cut down on the vibration, we raised the truck.

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