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trim

trim

 
 
pronunciation:
trIm
parts of speech:
verb, noun, adjective
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part of speech: verb
inflections: trimmed, trimming, trims
definition 1: to make neat or orderly by cutting or clipping away some parts.
I trimmed my bangs, which had been hanging over my eyes.He trimmed the bushes so they were all the same height.
synonyms:
crop, prune
similar words:
bob, clip, cut, edit, fashion, pare, plane, poll, reduce, shape, share, shear, style, tidy up
definition 2: to remove by or as if by cutting.
He trimmed the ripped edges of the wrapping paper.
synonyms:
clip, delete
similar words:
amputate, chop off, crop, edit out, nip, pare, remove, shave, shear, snip
definition 3: to decorate.
Our family trimmed the tree on Christmas Eve.
synonyms:
decorate, edge
similar words:
adorn, border, deck, garnish, ornament, trick out
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a fit or ready condition for work or use.
Since he exercises, he is in fine trim.
synonyms:
condition, shape
similar words:
adjustment, fitness, form, order, repair, state
definition 2: material added to decorate the edges of clothing, windows and doorways, or automobiles.
I added lace trim to my dress.The red house had white trim around the windows.
synonyms:
decoration, molding
similar words:
accessory, border, fringe
definition 3: an act or instance of trimming hair.
The barber gave him a quick trim.
synonyms:
clip
similar words:
bob, chop, crop, cut, haircut, pruning, shave, snip
 
part of speech: adjective
inflections: trimmer, trimmest
definition 1: having a neat, orderly appearance.
I cleaned my room so that it looks neat and trim.
synonyms:
neat, orderly, tidy
antonyms:
messy, sloppy
similar words:
smooth
definition 2: in good condition; fit.
Her figure is trim thanks to her daily swim.
synonyms:
fit, lean
antonyms:
fat
similar words:
athletic, compact, healthy, sleek, slender, slim, sound
derivations: trimly (adv.), trimmer (n.), trimness (n.)
Word Builder: trim +
  • trimmer:
    a tool for trimming something, such as hair or plants.
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