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trim

verb [T]  /trɪm/ (-mm-) us  

trim verb [T] (CUT)

to make something neater or more even by cutting a small amount off: He had a neatly trimmed beard. To trim is also to reduce: We have to trim costs by not making any unnecessary trips.

trim verb [T] (DECORATE)

to add decoration to something: The robe was trimmed with fur.

trim

noun [U]  /trɪm/ us  

trim noun [U] (DECORATION)

material used to add decoration to something: The team’s new uniforms are blue with black trim.

trim

adjective [-er/-est only]  /trɪm/ (-mm-) us  

trim adjective [-er/-est only] (THIN)

thin and appearing to be in good physical condition: He was a short, trim, wiry man.
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