trim down

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of trim down

: to become thinner : to lose weight
  • He trimmed down over the summer.

Word by Word Definitions

trim play
  1. : to remove by or as if by cutting

  2. : to make trim and neat especially by cutting or clipping

  3. : to free of excess or extraneous matter by or as if by cutting

  1. : exhibiting neatness, good order, or compactness of line or structure

  2. : slim and physically fit

  3. : ready for service or use

  1. : in a trim manner : trimly

  1. : a haircut that neatens a previous haircut

  2. : material used for ornament or trimming

  3. : the woodwork in the finish of a building especially around openings

down play
  1. : toward or in a lower physical position

  2. : to a lying or sitting position

  3. : toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom

  1. : down (see 1down) along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on

  1. : to cause to go or come down (see 1down) : such as

  2. : to cause to fall by or as if by shooting : bring down

  3. : consume

  1. : occupying a low position

  2. : directed or going downward

  3. : lower in price

  1. : descent, depression

  2. : an instance of putting down someone (such as an opponent in wrestling)

  3. : a complete play to advance the ball

  1. : an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil

  2. : a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England

  1. : a covering of soft fluffy feathers

  2. : something soft and fluffy like down

  1. : down syndrome


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