Share this entry
British English: /trɪm/
American English: /trɪm/

Translation of trim in French:


  • 1 (cut) (of hair)
    coupe (f) d'entretien
    (of hedge) taille (f)
    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) 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)
    couper (branch, hair, grass, material, paper)
    tailler (beard, moustache, hedge)
    tondre (lawn)
    émarger (page)
    ébouter (wood)
    to trim (the wick of) a lamp
    moucher (la mèche d')une lampe
  • 2 (reduce)
    réduire (budget, expenditure, workforce) (by de)
    raccourcir (article, speech) (by de)
    to trim 5% off the budget
    réduire le budget de 5%
  • 4 (decorate)
    décorer (tree, furniture) (in en) (with avec)
    border (dress, curtain, handkerchief) (with de)
  • 6 (modify)
    ajuster (opinion, utterances)

Phrasal verbs

trim away

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

trim down

trim down [something]
réduire (budget, spending, workforce)
réviser [quelque chose] à la baisse (estimate, plans)
Definition of trim in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources