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trim

trim

 
 
pronunciation:
trIm
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: trimmed, trimming, trims
definition 1: to make neat by cutting away some parts.
I trimmed my hair because it was getting too long.He trimmed the bushes.
synonyms:
prune
similar words:
clip, cut, dock, edit, reduce, shape, share
definition 2: to decorate.
Our family trimmed the tree for Christmas.
synonyms:
decorate
similar words:
trick out
 
part of speech: noun
definition: material added to decorate the edges of such things as clothing, windows, doors, and cars.
Our car has silver trim on the front.It's a red house with white trim around the windows.
synonyms:
decoration
similar words:
accessory, border
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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