Trimmed his moustache; trimmed the hedges.
An example of trim is garland around the Christmas tree.
An example of trim is a clean shaven face.
An example of trim is a lean and muscular person.
Trimmed the pie crust; trimmed the budget.
Trimmed the rotten wood; trimmed the fat from the budget.
Trim a blouse.
An example of to trim is to shorten the stems of flowers.
Trim a store window.
Trimmed their opponents in the first game.
Trimmed him of every dollar he had.
My hair needs a trim.
Cut off the trim.
In good trim.
Keeping her body in trim.
A trim figure.
To trim one's mustache.
To trim dead branches off a tree.
To trim a Christmas tree.
To trim a store window.
In proper trim.
To keep in trim for sports.
A dress with lace trim.
Paint the house white with blue trim.
- to adjust one's opinions, actions, expenditures, etc. to meet changing conditions
Other Word Forms
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of trim
- Middle English trimmen to make firm from Old English trymman from trum strong deru- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Old English trymman