trim down

phrasal verb

trimmed down; trimming down; trims down
: to become thinner : to lose weight
He trimmed down over the summer.

Examples of trim down in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plus, the Emmys are all about making Hollywood feel good about itself, and trimming down the number of people being honored — or creating some sort of muddle where lots of shows and people win trophies, but not in any kind of clear and direct competition — is a nonstarter. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 3 July 2024 When Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing trimmed down the unwieldy floor-length dress to just above the singer’s knees, the moment instantly went viral. Miles Berry, Peoplemag, 1 July 2024 The longstanding Las Vegas festival announced major changes for its 2024 event on Tuesday (June 25), with the event trimming down from a three- to two-day show and moving to a new site not far from the old one in downtown Las Vegas. Katie Bain, Billboard, 25 June 2024 The roster must be trimmed down to the 53-players on Tuesday, Aug. 27, and from there Miami will begin preparation for the 2024 season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars, which will be played at Hard Rock Stadium at 1 p.m. on Sept. 8. Omar Kelly, Miami Herald, 20 June 2024 The key is to trim down your routine (and packing list) with multi-purpose products that still get the job done and leave you feeling refreshed. Karthika Gupta, Condé Nast Traveler, 15 Apr. 2024 It’s been popular with consumers, who benefit from lower prices, and for automakers and car dealers, who have gained from lower sticker prices through the policy without having to trim down their margins. Dylan Sloan, Fortune, 6 May 2024 The total executive team will be trimmed down to 10 people from 15 earlier, the bank said. Prarthana Prakash, Fortune Europe, 27 Mar. 2024 Seems like many of my pals are turning over a new leaf, trying to trim down and follow their doctors’ advice. Cathy Thomas, Orange County Register, 25 Feb. 2024

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“Trim down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trim%20down. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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