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  1. [noun] a state of arrangement or appearance; "in good trim"
    Synonyms: ness

  2. [noun] a decoration or adornment on a garment; "the trimming on a hat"; "the trim on a shirt"
    Synonyms: ming, passementerie

  3. [noun] attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation

  4. [noun] cutting down to the desired size or shape
    Synonyms: ming, clipping

  5. [verb] remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size; "pare one's fingernails"; "trim the photograph"; "trim lumber"
    Synonyms: pare

  6. [verb] decorate, as with ornaments; "trim the christmas tree"; "trim a shop window"

  7. [verb] cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
    Synonyms: reduce, cut down, cut back, down, back, cut, bring down

  8. [verb] balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces; "trim an airplane"

  9. [verb] be in equilibrium during a flight; "The airplane trimmed"

  10. [verb] decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
    Synonyms: garnish, dress

  11. [verb] cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden"
    Synonyms: snip, clip, crop, lop, dress, prune, cut back

  12. [verb] cut closely; "trim my beard"
    Synonyms: shave

  13. [verb] adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used

  14. [adjective] thin and fit; "the spare figure of a marathon runner"; "a body kept trim by exercise"
    Synonyms: spare

  15. [adjective] (used of hair) neat and tidy; "a nicely kempt beard"
    Synonyms: kempt, tidy

  16. [adjective] of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder; "even the barn was shipshape"; "a trim little sailboat"
    Synonyms: shipshape, well-kept

  17. [adjective] (of persons) neat and smart in appearance; "a clean-cut and well-bred young man"; "the trig corporal in his jaunty cap"
    Synonyms: clean-cut, trig

  18. [adjective] severely simple in line or design; "a neat tailored suit"; "tailored curtains"
    Synonyms: tailored


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