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1‘there was a film of sweat on his face’
layer, coat, coating, covering, cover, surface, sheet, patina, blanket, dusting, skin, overlay, screen, mask, wash, glaze, varnish, veneer, veil
2‘Emma was watching a film’
movie, picture, feature, feature film
programme, broadcast, transmission
North American motion picture
dated moving picture
informal flick, pic, vid
informal, dated talkie
3‘she would like to work in film’
cinema, movies, the pictures
1‘he immediately filmed the next scene’
record on film, shoot, record, take pictures of, make a film of, capture on film, video, photograph
2‘the book was filmed in 1983’
adapt for film, make into a film
3‘his eyes had filmed over’
cloud, mist, fog, haze
become blurred, blur, dull
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