Slim

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations'slim', 'Slim': /slɪm/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/slɪm/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(slim)

Inflections of 'slim' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
slims
v 3rd person singular
slimming
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
slimmed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
slimmed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
Slim /slɪm/ n
  1. the E African name for AIDS
Etymology: from its wasting effects
Slim /slɪm/ n
  1. William Joseph, 1st Viscount. 1891–1970, British field marshal, who commanded (1943–45) the 14th Army in the reconquest of Burma (now called Myanmar) from the Japanese; governor general of Australia (1953–60)
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
slim /slɪm/USA pronunciation   adj.,  slim•mer, slim•mest, v.,  slimmed, slim•ming. 
adj. 
  1. slender, as in the width around one's body or in form:a slim figure.
  2. poor or inferior;
    meager:a slim chance.

v. 
  1. Often,  slim down. to (cause to) become slim: [no object]He's been on a diet and has slimmed down.[+ object + down]Diet and exercise will slim you down.[+ down + object]to slim down even the most overweight dieters.
slim•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
slim  (slim),USA pronunciation adj.,  slim•mer, slim•mest, v.,  slimmed, slim•ming, n. 
adj. 
  1. slender, as in girth or form;
    slight in build or structure.
  2. poor or inferior:a slim chance; a slim excuse.
  3. small or inconsiderable;
    meager;
    scanty:a slim income.
  4. Clothingsized for the thinner than average person.

v.t. 
  1. to make slim.

v.i. 
  1. to become slim.
  2. British Terms[Chiefly Brit.]to try to become more slender, esp. by dieting.
  3. slim down: 
    • to lose weight, esp. intentionally.
    • (of a business) to reduce operating expenses;
      economize.

n. 
  1. Clothinga garment size meant for a thin person.
slimly, adv. 
slimness, n. 
  • Dutch slim sly, (earlier) crooked (cognate with German schlimm bad, (earlier) crooked)
  • 1650–60
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged thin. See  slender. 
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged insignificant, trifling, trivial, paltry.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged fat.
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged considerable;
      abundant.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
slim /slɪm/ adj (slimmer, slimmest)
  1. small in width relative to height or length
  2. small in amount or quality: slim chances of success
vb (slims, slimming, slimmed)
  1. to make or become slim, esp by diets and exercise
  2. to reduce or decrease or cause to be reduced or decreased
Etymology: 17th Century: from Dutch: crafty, from Middle Dutch slimp slanting; compare Old High German slimbi obliquity

ˈslimmer n ˈslimness n
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