- make (something) neat or of the required size or form by cutting away irregular or unwanted parts；cut off (irregular or unwanted parts)
- additional decoration, typically along the edges of something and in contrasting color or material；decorative additions to a vehicle, typically the upholstery or interior lining of a car
- neat and smart in appearance; in good order；(of a person or their body) slim and fit
verb: trim, 3rd person present: trims, gerund or present participle: trimming, past tense: trimmed, past participle: trimmed
noun: trim, plural noun: trims
- 1. make (something) neat or of the required size or form by cutting away irregular or unwanted parts trim the grass using a sharp mower 同義詞
- ▪ cut off (irregular or unwanted parts) he was trimming the fat off some pork chops 同義詞
- ▪ reduce the size, amount, or number of (something, typically expenditure or costs) Congress had to decide which current defense programs should be trimmed 同義詞
- ▪ (of a person) lose weight; become slimmer he works on trimming down and eating right
- ▪ firm up or lose weight from (a part of one's body) the machine is ideal for trimming the waist, hips, and thighs
- 2. decorate (something), typically with contrasting items or pieces of material a pair of black leather gloves trimmed with fake fur 同義詞
- 3. adjust (sails) to take best advantage of the wind her jobs include trimming the spinnaker and dealing with the yacht's plumbing
- ▪ adjust the forward and after drafts of (a vessel) by changing the distribution of weight on board, especially cargo and ballast.
- ▪ keep or adjust the degree to which (an aircraft) can be maintained at a constant altitude without any control forces being present.
- ▪ adapt one's views to the prevailing political trends for personal advancement.
- 4. informal, dated get the better of (someone), typically by cheating them out of money.
- 5. informal, dated rebuke (someone) angrily.
- 1. additional decoration, typically along the edges of something and in contrasting color or material we painted the buildings off-white with a blue trim suede sandals with gold trim 同義詞
- ▪ decorative additions to a vehicle, typically the upholstery or interior lining of a car refinements such as air conditioning and leather trim
- 2. an act of cutting off part of something in order to neaten it his hair needs a trim 同義詞
- ▪ a short piece of film cut out during the final editing stage.
- 3. the state of being in good order or condition no one had been there for months—everything was out of trim
- 4. the degree to which an aircraft can be maintained at a constant altitude without any control forces being present the pilot's only problem was the need to constantly readjust the trim
- 5. the difference between a vessel's forward and after drafts, especially as it affects its navigability ships' masters had to check trim and stability before departure
- 1. neat and smart in appearance; in good order his face was freshly shaved, his clothes neat and trim a trim little villa 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of a person or their body) slim and fit she has a trim, athletic figure 同義詞 反義詞