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slim down vb (adverb)
  1. to make or become slim, esp intentionally
  2. to make (an organization) more efficient or (of an organization) to become more efficient, esp by cutting staff
n slimdown
  1. an instance of an organization slimming down
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.

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