WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
slim /slɪm/USA pronunciation
adj., slim•mer, slim•mest, v., slimmed, slim•ming. adj.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- slender, as in the width around one's body or in form:a slim figure.
- poor or inferior;
meager:a slim chance.
slim•ness, n. [uncountable]
- 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),USA pronunciation adj., slim•mer, slim•mest, v., slimmed, slim•ming, n. adj.
- slender, as in girth or form;
slight in build or structure.
- poor or inferior:a slim chance; a slim excuse.
- small or inconsiderable;
scanty:a slim income.
- Clothingsized for the thinner than average person.
- to make slim.
- to become slim.
- British Terms[Chiefly Brit.]to try to become more slender, esp. by dieting.
- slim down:
- to lose weight, esp. intentionally.
- (of a business) to reduce operating expenses;
- Clothinga garment size meant for a thin person.
- Dutch slim sly, (earlier) crooked (cognate with German schlimm bad, (earlier) crooked)
- 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;
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
slim down vb (adverb)
- to make or become slim, esp intentionally
- to make (an organization) more efficient or (of an organization) to become more efficient, esp by cutting staff
- an instance of an organization slimming down
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