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Spanish translation of “trim”


verb /trim/ (past tense, past participle trimmed)
to cut the edges or ends of (something) in order to make it shorter and/or neat He’s trimming the hedge She had her hair trimmed. to decorate (a dress, hat etc, usually round the edges) She trimmed the sleeves with lace. to arrange (the sails of a boat etc) suitably for the weather conditions Frank trimmed the sails and the boat surged ahead. trimly adverb trimness noun trimming noun something added as a decoration lace trimming. ( usually in plural) a piece cut off; an end or edge meat trimmings. in (good) trim in good condition
en buena forma
Her figure’s in good trim after all those exercises.
(Definition of trim from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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