trim1 [ trım ] verb transitive *
1. ) to cut something such as hair so that it looks neat:
a well-trimmed beard
Someone is trimming the grass outside with shears.
I had an inch trimmed off at the beauty shop.
2. ) to reduce the amount or number of something:
trim something to something: The workforce has been trimmed to 230.
trim something from something: The company had also trimmed $46,000 from its advertising budget.
3. ) to decorate something:
The kids always enjoy trimming the Christmas tree.
a ) to decorate the edges of something, for example a piece of clothing:
a fur-trimmed coat
4. ) to arrange the sails on a boat so that they are appropriate for the wind
a ) to change the position of the FLAPS on an airplane so that it is balanced and under control
trim 2 [ trım ] adjective
1. ) a trim person looks healthy and thin in an attractive way
2. ) neat and attractive:
a trim mustache
trim 3 [ trım ] noun
1. ) singular the act of trimming something, especially hair:
I went to the hairdresser's for a quick trim.
2. ) singular or uncount decoration on something, especially on the edges of something:
cream leather seats with brown trim
3. ) uncount the position of the sails on a boat
a ) the position of the FLAPS on an airplane
in trim
in healthy physical condition:
Get in trim for the summer!

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.


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