a state of arrangement or appearance
"in good trim"
trimming, trim, passementerie(noun)
a decoration or adornment on a garment
"the trimming on a hat"; "the trim on a shirt"
attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation
trim, trimming, clipping(adj)
cutting down to the desired size or shape
thin and fit
"the spare figure of a marathon runner"; "a body kept trim by exercise"
unembellished, surplus, supererogatory, well-kept, tailored, scanty, spare, unornamented, extra, free, plain, redundant, supernumerary, superfluous, excess, clean-cut, bare(a), shipshape, bare, trig
shipshape, trim, well-kept(adj)
of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder
"even the barn was shipshape"; "a trim little sailboat"
clean-cut, trig, trim(adj)
neat and smart in appearance
"a clean-cut and well-bred young man"; "the trig corporal in his jaunty cap"; "a trim beard"
severely simple in line or design
"a neat tailored suit"; "tailored curtains"
remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size
"pare one's fingernails"; "trim the photograph"; "trim lumber"
decorate, as with ornaments
"trim the christmas tree"; "trim a shop window"
reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring down(verb)
cut down on; make a reduction in
"reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
clip, cut out, skip, strike down, ignore, cut off, put down, lop, knock down, reduce, curtail, turn off, fell, tailor, visit, shave, quash, cut, overthrow, cut back, mow, land, turn out, lose weight, shrink, slew, rationalise, switch off, prune, melt off, trim down, snip, contract, dress, shorten, thin, make out, geld, rationalize, disregard, down, snub, push down, inflict, subvert, slim down, concentrate, garnish, slue, tighten, abbreviate, bring down, pull down, restrict, keep down, hack, impose, flash back, subdue, cut down, deoxidise, burn, subjugate, curb, issue, edit, edit out, come down, repress, let down, foreshorten, dilute, write out, thin out, curve, swerve, get down, scale down, crop, drop, take down, boil down, pare, slenderize, trend, lower, abridge, deoxidize, sheer, slash, veer, overturn, decoct, slim, trim back
balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces
"trim an airplane"
be in equilibrium during a flight
"The airplane trimmed"
trim, garnish, dress(verb)
decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
line up, decorate, pare, dress, crop, clip, preen, apparel, shave, trim down, primp, prune, garment, cut, trim back, dress out, arrange, garb, cut down, raiment, coiffe, reduce, groom, coiffure, do, get dressed, garnishee, plume, coif, garnish, curry, fit out, habilitate, dress up, bring down, clothe, tog, cut back, enclothe, set, snip, lop
snip, clip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut back(verb)
cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
"dress the plants in the garden"
line up, pare, work, crop, dress out, shave, preen, apparel, range, trim down, primp, prune, garment, snip off, cut, curtail, jog, trim back, browse, garnish, arrange, sever, garb, cut down, raiment, pasture, coiffe, reduce, habilitate, discerp, coiffure, do, flash back, get dressed, rationalize, curb, plume, rationalise, cut short, coif, nip off, curry, restrict, fit out, clip, trot, dress up, decorate, cultivate, bring down, clothe, graze, tog, cut back, enclothe, set, snip, lop, dress, groom
"trim my beard"
adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used
English Synonyms and Antonyms
That which is clean is simply free from soil or defilement of any kind. Things are orderly when in due relation to other things; a room or desk is orderly when every article is in place; a person is orderly who habitually keeps things so. Tidy denotes that which conforms to propriety in general; an unlaced shoe may be perfectly clean, but is not tidy. Neat refers to that which is clean and tidy with nothing superfluous, conspicuous, or showy, as when we speak of plain but neat attire; the same idea of freedom from the superfluous appears in the phrases "a neat speech," "a neat turn," "a neat reply," etc. A clean cut has no ragged edges; a neat stroke just does what is intended. Nice is stronger than neat, implying value and beauty; a cheap, coarse dress may be perfectly neat, but would not be termed nice. Spruce is applied to the show and affectation of neatness with a touch of smartness, and is always a term of mild contempt; as, a spruce serving man. Trim denotes a certain shapely and elegant firmness, often with suppleness and grace; as, a trim suit; a trim figure. Prim applies to a precise, formal, affected nicety. Dapper is spruce with the suggestion of smallness and slightness; natty, a diminutive of neat, suggests minute elegance, with a tendency toward the exquisite; as, a dapper little fellow in a natty business suit.
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How to use trim in a sentence?
If you can trim off a little bit of the folks who you know absolutely will vote, Sun Belt is far more effective than trying to turn out folks who have a very low propensity of voting.
For those governments that have already pushed out relocation plans for their heavy industries without taking environmental capacity into consideration, they would probably need to reshape their plans and trim other industries in their regions.
Jordan is simply trying to trim the Brotherhood in power and size, to be able to manage it easily.
It can be very easy to get caught up in the euphoria of a stock market boom and lose sight of reality or behave irrationally, it is always wise to utilize stock market booms to trim investments that have appreciated significantly and use it as an opportunity to rebalance back to your target investment weightings.
We’re also looking at them to reduce the scope of their European retail operations, preferably to zero, and to trim back the residual German retail operations.
Translations for trim
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- zastřihnout, zkrátitCzech
- zurückschneiden, schneiden, Verkleidung, kürzen, Segeltrimmung, gepflegt, stutzen, Innenausstattung, fit, schlank, Trimm, schmücken, Ausstattung, nachschneidenGerman
- tasapaino, varustelutaso, trimmata, tasoitus, koristella, leikata, trimmi, säätää, viimeistely, trimmaus, tasapainottaaFinnish
- assiette, taillerFrench
- tagliare, in forma, assetto (nave-aereo), bilanciare, decorare, orientamento, spuntata (capelli-barba-baffi)Italian
- tauta, kaikauauMāori
- aparar, cortar, podar, decorarPortuguese
- подстричь, обрезать, опрятный, сократитьRussian
- ayarlamak, süslemek, yontmak, tıraş etmekTurkish
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