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trim

adjective

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being clean and in good order
  • kept his journal entries trim, never crossing out words or scribbling, but printing exactly and nicely

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trim

noun

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1 a state of being or fitness
  • the doctor declared her to be in good trim for the race

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trim

verb

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3 to make (something) shorter or smaller with the use of a cutting instrument
  • trimmed her bangs

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5 to make neat
  • trimmed the shrubbery in order to enhance the house's curb appeal

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The first known use of trim was circa 1521

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“Trim.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/trim. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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