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  Definition of trim
  1. cutting down to the desired size or shape
  2. a decoration or adornment on a garment; "the trimming on a hat"; "the trim on a shirt"
  3. attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation
  4. a state of arrangement or appearance; "in good trim"
  5. adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used
  6. cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
  7. cut closely; "trim my beard"
  8. remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size; "pare one''s fingernails"; "trim the photograph"; "trim lumber"
  9. cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden"
  10. decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
  11. decorate, as with ornaments; "trim the christmas tree"; "trim a shop window"
  12. be in equilibrium during a flight; "The airplane trimmed"
  13. balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces; "trim an airplane"
  14. thin and fit; "the spare figure of a marathon runner"; "a body kept trim by exercise"
  15. severely simple in line or design; "a neat tailored suit"; "tailored curtains"
  16. (of persons) neat and smart in appearance; "a clean-cut and well-bred young man"; "the trig corporal in his jaunty cap"
  17. of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder; "even the barn was shipshape"; "a trim little sailboat"
  18. (used of hair) neat and tidy; "a nicely kempt beard"
Similar Words: trimming, clipping, passementerie, trimness, reduce, cut down, cut back, trim down, trim back, cut, bring down, shave, pare, snip, clip, crop, lop, dress, prune, garnish, spare, tailored, clean-cut, trig, shipshape, well-kept, kempt, tidy

 

Hyponyms: pruning, braid, gold braid, braiding, miniver, rickrack, ricrac, shorten, quench, retrench, slash, thin out, thin, take away, detract, deflate, inflate, shave, knock off, fleece, shear, dress, poll, pollard, top, pinch, disbud

 

Grouped Verbs: cut, dress, dress out

 

Derivational Morphology: snip, clip, crop, lop, dress, prune, cut back, shave, reduce, cut down, trim down, trim back, cut, bring down, garnish, trimming, clipping, cutback, decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down, trimmer, parer, pruner, pruning hook, lopper, pruning, harvest, clipper, clippers, snippet, snipping, passementerie

 

 
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