verb (trims, trimming, trimmed)[with object]
- His fingernails were trimmed to a neat band of white.
- Grapes harvested are collected in a shed, where groups of women trim the fruit into neat little bunches for about $1 day.
- When it came to her diet, Randi decided to make small but significant changes: She started by trimming her portion sizes and adding a vegetable or a dark-green leafy salad to every meal.
- Sortings were anything trimmed away as scrap or considered of lesser quality than the writing paper eventually packaged and sold.
- Its fat was trimmed away from the meat, then the meat from its bones, which were then wrapped in strips of its fat and roasted over a roaring fire.
- Examples survive of all of these, although the intention must have been for them to be obscured by painting or trimmed away in the completed manuscript.
- Costs have been trimmed, new technology installed, the product range reduced and the workforce cut from 18,000 to 7,000.
- It added the move would be good for the company's cost base by trimming the ‘increasing cost burden of complying with US securities regulations’.
- This isn't to say programs haven't been trimmed; some have.
- If you're looking for a successful, safe and exciting way to trim down and lose weight, then Weight Watchers is available to you each week in the Ardkeen Community Centre.
- You have spent the summer trimming down to photo-op weight, and are itching to get it on with that smiling angel from the West.
- She joined the Slimming World group at St Mary's Infants' School and in just four months had trimmed down to her target weight of 9st 6lbs.
- He was put on a strict diet and exercise plan that trimmed away 39 pounds in 24 days.
- I trimmed down your nose and face, and made you thin.
- Although still a big guy, he has considerably trimmed down his once hefty waistline and pumped up his upper torso.
- The sleeves and seams are trimmed with reflective material that's usually found on running shoes.
- It was midnight blue and the sleeves and neckline were trimmed with white, and the material was glowing in the dim light.
- The hem was trimmed with white beads, and pearls and rubies framed the neck.
- While trimming sails as a beginner, Pogell discovered that the sport was an ideal vehicle for personal growth.
- David was meticulously trimming the mainsail when Howard stumbled out of the aft cabin and went up on deck, blinking in morning sunshine.
- They trimmed the sails in out, in out, for hours and it made the difference.
- A properly trimmed airplane will do its best to maintain a constant speed should the pilot become momentarily distracted.
- As soon as the airspeed is steady in the climb, trim the aircraft to hold that attitude hands-off.
- Next, direct the flight engineer to take over the engines and trim the airplane for the best climbing airspeed.
- The Catholic church is not a political party, trimming to pick up votes.
- The resolution was sponsored by the United States, though trimmed and weakened under pressure from various security Council members.
- Pick a politician who did not trim and you find huge flaws alongside great strengths.
noun[mass noun] Back to top
- For most of the day I work on that one spot, taping along the marble trim, sealing the edge of the tape, painting and then repainting the bands.
- Exposed edges should be fastened to floor surfaces with trim along that edge.
- When they are in the light times, they dress in fine apparel with bright colours and gold trim.
- The Limited also has steering-wheel wood trim, a power rear sunshade, and bumper moldings with chrome-inserts.
- The car has a completely new dashboard and interior trim, with echoes of the TT sportster.
- So perhaps it could be sporty in terms of interior trim.
- He looked a little messy, with his hair desperately needing a trim as it was always ruffled.
- Speaking of hair that needed a trim, Liam had really let himself go.
- His brown hair needed a trim even as it curled darkly over the color of his faded green shirt.
- What we do get is a collection of about 24 additional out-takes and deleted scenes, a chance to see the trims and edits that went into creating some of the film's best sequences.
- There are a few deleted scenes, but for the most part these are trims and pieces of footage that the Association most likely made them cut.
- In addition, we get some deleted scenes, about ten minutes in total, which highlight tidbits and trims made to thin out the running time.
- His counterpart was a short, compact man, obviously in the type of shape and trim that came from self-indulgent working out.
- This company isn't just back in fighting trim - it's stronger than ever.
- Keep in fighting trim, people; we will be needing you soon.
- Part of the reason is that during this test flight, primary trim pitch control aboard the aircraft was lost.
- For search and rescue missions the rescue hoist and winch are installed on the starboard side and the helicopter operates under hover trim control.
- Pitch was the only axis of trim, and the control was mounted on the roof and activated by a horizontal crank.
- A quick trip from the cabin to check the tiller and sail trim and to scan for other shipping, and the skipper was in from the cold again.
- No witness before the Subcommittee was able to offer any reasonable suggestion to explain how the ship could have gotten out of trim in that 24-hour period.
- In consequence, a nuclear submarine proceeding at quite high speeds for protracted periods could become substantially out of trim.
adjective (trimmer, trimmest)Back to top
- These neat and trim premises and surrounds are a credit to the school's scholars and teachers.
- These very trim and neat little craft will be a big addition to the club for their one class racing events.
- The numerous choices include various preferences, faders on/off, smart and trim tool selections and more.
- The slim, trim title, suggesting an anthology of prefaces as an art form, is a leftover from Gray's earliest plan for the book.
- All qualities, one may contend, perfect to maintain a slim and trim posture.
- It is likely enough that pupils painted the background into which the master inserted the Teniers-like bright individual figures and their trim dogs.
Old English trymman, trymian 'make firm, arrange', of which the adjective appears to be a derivative. The word's history is obscure; current verb senses date from the early 16th century when usage became frequent and served many purposes: this is possibly explained by spoken or dialect use in the Middle English period not recorded in extant literature.
- Slim and fit: she keeps herself in trim with visits to the health clubMore example sentences
- Shepherd, older brother of former European super-featherweight title contender Charles, keeps in trim by running every day on the sands close to his Silloth home.
- There was a graduated scale of different exercises, designed to keep the muscles in trim, as well as giving the heart a little exercise as well.
- Mark cycles in his spare time, but has been using gym and static indoor cycling - or spinning - machines to keep him in trim during wet weather.
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- In any case of tuberculosis, provide proper fuel, keep the furnace in trim, remove the clinkers.
- And behind the pristine greens are the people who keep it all in trim - the unsung heroes of the fairways
- The Ballymoon concern were impressive when beating Van-Elle of Westmeath a month ago and the Burnside brigade have kept in trim since by availing of Duffy Rovers indoor facilities.
trim one's sails (to the wind)
- Make changes to suit one’s new circumstances.More example sentences
- And Mr. Welch's singular skill has been taking fat, inefficient corporations and trimming their sails.
- We're hoping Congress can go on somewhat of a fiscal diet and start trimming their sails and stop spending so much money.
- So I've sailed under false colors many a time, trimming my sails to the prevailing winds.
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- We have a better representation of Queen Catherine in Dirk Stoop's trimly designed portrait (National Portrait Gallery).
- Through the open doors one views a landscape with a cathedral and a trimly built manor-house.
- Her eyes softened as she looked up at Damian, ‘Ok, just don't let it happen again’ she trimly purred with deadly implications.
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- The Avon winds through the grounds which are laid out in the English fashion - though with a certain absence of the stiffness and trimness of English pleasure grounds.
- I love the trimness and casual uniformity of estate villages; they are what foreigners probably imagine all English villages to be like and, of course, come complete with squire.
- The anxiety is not about the trimness of their figures, but the decorations on the shoulders and neck of the army uniform, when donned by senior officers.