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Pronunciation: /trɪm/

Translation of trim in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-mm-)

  • 1.1 (slim) [figure/person] esbelto, estilizado
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (neat) [uniform/suit] elegante, de buen corte; [car] de líneas estilizadas; [house/garden] muy cuidado
    Example sentences
    • 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.


  • 1 uncountable/no numerable (condition) estado (masculine), condiciones (feminine plural); (good condition) buen estado (masculine), buenas condiciones (feminine plural) swimming keeps me in trim la natación me mantiene en forma or en buen estado físico try to keep your equipment in good trim intenta mantener tu equipo en buenas condiciones
  • 2 countable/numerable (cut) recorte (masculine) just a trim, please córteme solo las puntas, por favor to give the hedge a trim recortar el seto

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-mm-)

  • 1 1.1 (cut) [hair/beard/edges] recortar; [bush/branches] recortar, podar we had to trim back the rose bushes tuvimos que podar bastante los rosales 1.2 (reduce) [staff] reducir*, recortar; [budget/spending] recortar exercises to trim (down) your hips ejercicios para adelgazar las caderas
  • 2 2.1 (decorate) [dress/hat] adornar trimmed with velvet con adornos de terciopelo (round edge) con ribetes de terciopelo, ribeteado de terciopelo 2.2 [Cars/Automovilismo] (upholster) tapizar* the car interior is trimmed in leather el interior del coche está tapizado en cuero
  • 4 (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], (defeat decisively) darle* una paliza a [colloquial/familiar]

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-mm-)

  • ir* con la corriente

Phrasal verbs

trim away

verb + adverb + object, verb + object + adverb/verbo + adverbio + complemento, verbo + complemento + adverbio
trim off

trim off

verb + adverb + object, verb + object + adverb/verbo + adverbio + complemento, verbo + complemento + adverbio
(cut off) [ends] recortar; [gristle] quitar

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