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1    a thin packing strip or washer often used with a number of similar washers or strips to adjust a clearance for gears, etc.  
2      (Physics)   a thin strip of magnetic material, such as soft iron, used to adjust a magnetic field  
      vb   , shims, shimming, shimmed  
3    tr   to modify a load, clearance, or magnetic field by the use of shims  
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shimmy, SHM, Shiism, shimmer

shim n.
hin, often tapered piece of material, such as wood, stone, or metal, used to fill gaps, make something level, or adjust something to fit properly

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