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slim

Pronunciation: /slɪm/

Translation of slim in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-mm-)

  • 1.1 (thin) [person/figure] esbelto, delgado; [waist] fino; [volume/column] fino the industry is now considerably slimmer la industria se ha racionalizado considerablemente
    Example sentences
    • He was slim to medium build, with cropped, mousy brown hair and spoke with a local accent.
    • He was slim and strong, built like a rapier and just as fast.
    • His skin was very pale and he was slim and not built up at all.
    Example sentences
    • It's gold and has a slim strap with a narrow oval face, which sparkles as if it had been sprinkled with extra fine glitter.
    • New recruits should opt for slim ties - narrow to medium-narrow width.
    • Manufacturer and retail catalogs also featured the guard or keeper ring, a plain slim gold band worn over the diamond ring to keep it in place.
    1.2 (scant) [chance/hope] escaso; [profit] exiguo, pequeño; [majority] estrecho on the slimmest of pretexts con el más mínimo pretexto
    Example sentences
    • She has a slim chance of success, yet the financial world is slowly replacing their faith in her appeal.
    • Giving birth seems like a fragile process, fraught with danger, with a slim chance of success - rather than a completely natural thing as it should be.
    • Most English Catholics were appalled by news of the plot, realizing the slim chance of success, and that failure would lead to further repression.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-mm-)

  • 1.1

    slim (down)

    (become slimmer) [person] adelgazar*, bajar de peso; [industry] racionalizarse*
    1.2 (British English/inglés británico) (diet) hacer* régimen or dieta I'm slimming estoy a régimen or a dieta

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-mm-)

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