trim

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈtrɪm/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/trɪm/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(trim)


Inflections of 'trim' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
trimmer
adj comparative
trimmest
adj superlative
Inflections of 'trim' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
trims
v 3rd person singular
trimming
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
trimmed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
trimmed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

trim

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. think my [hair, beard] needs a trim
  2. my [hair] could use a trim
  3. just a trim, thanks
  4. so, just a trim today?
  5. go into the salon for a (quick) trim
  6. go to the hairdresser for a trim
  7. go in for a wash and trim
  8. usually get a trim every [three weeks]
  9. the [hedges, bushes, trees] are in need of a trim
  10. the [hedges] need a trim
  11. the dress has [silk, lace] trim
  12. [silk] trim [on the sleeves, around the collar]
  13. a [red] shirt with [pink] trim
  14. with matching trim
  15. a trim [on, along] the wall
  16. the (car) interior comes with [leather, walnut] trim
  17. trims from the [shoot, filming, videos]
v
  1. trim your [hair, beard, eyelashes, eyebrows]
  2. have my [hair, bangs] trimmed
  3. trim a [hedge, bush, plant, lawn]
  4. trim loose [ends, threads, hairs]
  5. trim your [waist, hips, thighs]
  6. trim the [salesforce, workforce, payroll]
  7. the [salesforce] was trimmed
  8. she trimmed down [ten pounds, quickly, in no time]
  9. trim to [size, fit, match]
  10. trim off [a branch, fat, stalks]
  11. trim [branches] off
  12. trim a [coat, jacket, hood] with fur
  13. trim your sails (to the wind)
  14. trim the [window, shop window, display, Christmas tree]
  15. trim the [window] for [Christmas, Easter, the festive season]
  16. trim [containers, items, cases, boxes] in the hold
adj
  1. a trim [beard, goatee, haircut]
  2. a trim [shape, figure, outline, body, waistline]
  3. a trim [child, boy, girl, man, woman, model, lady]
  4. a trim [waistcoat, vest, jacket]
  5. trim [style, fit] clothes
  6. a trim [lawn, yard, garden, field]
  7. a trim [version, product, variety]
  8. has a trim [edge, curve, finish, stripe]
  9. a good [way, exercise, idea] to stay trim
  10. [eat well, diet, exercise] to stay trim
  11. [swimming, spinning, running] keeps you trim
  12. UK: [keep, stay] in trim (at the gym)
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