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British English: /trɪm/
American English: /trɪm/

Translation of trim in French:


  • 1 (cut) (of hair)
    coupe (f) d'entretien
    (of hedge)
    to have a trim
    se faire faire une coupe d'entretien
    to give somebody ou somebody's hair a trim
    faire une coupe d'entretien à quelqu'un
    to give one's beard a trim
    se tailler la barbe
    to give the lawn a trim
    tondre l'herbe
    the hedge needs a trim
    la haie a besoin d'être taillée
  • 2 (good condition) See examples: to be in (good) trim
    être en bonne forme physique
    to keep oneself in trim
    se maintenir en bonne forme physique
    to get the garden in trim
    mettre le jardin en état


  • 1 (neat)
    (appearance, garden, person)
    (boat, house)
    en bon état
    to be neat and trim
    être très soigné

transitive verb p prés etc -mm-

  • 1 (cut)
    (branch, hair, grass, material, paper)
    (beard, moustache, hedge)
    to trim (the wick of) a lamp
    moucher (la mèche d')une lampe
  • 2 (reduce)
    (budget, expenditure, workforce) by de
    (article, speech) by de
    to trim 5% off the budget
    réduire le budget de 5%
  • 4 (decorate)
    (tree, furniture) in en with avec
    (dress, curtain, handkerchief) with de
  • 6 (modify)
    (opinion, utterances)

Phrasal verbs

trim away

trim off
trim away [something], trim [something] away
(hair, fabric, branches)

trim down

trim down [something]
(budget, spending, workforce)
réviser [quelque chose] à la baisse
(estimate, plans)

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