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slim

 (slĭm)
adj. slim·mer, slim·mest
1. Small in girth or thickness in proportion to height or length; slender.
2. Small in quantity or amount; meager: slim chances of success.
intr. & tr.v. slimmed, slim·ming, slims
1. To become or make slim.
2. To lose or cause to lose weight, as by dieting or exercise.

[Dutch, bad, sly, from Middle Dutch slimp, slim, bad, crooked.]

slim′ly adv.
slim′mer n.
slim′ness n.

slim

(slɪm)
adj, slimmer or slimmest
1. small in width relative to height or length
2. small in amount or quality: slim chances of success.
vb, slims, slimming or slimmed
3. to make or become slim, esp by diets and exercise
4. to reduce or decrease or cause to be reduced or decreased
[C17: from Dutch: crafty, from Middle Dutch slimp slanting; compare Old High German slimbi obliquity]
ˈslimly adv
ˈslimmer n
ˈslimness n

Slim

(slɪm)
n
(Pathology) the E African name for AIDS
[from its wasting effects]

Slim

(slɪm)
n
(Biography) 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)

slim

(slɪm)

adj. slim•mer, slim•mest, adj.
1. slender, as in girth or form.
2. poor or inferior; meager: a slim chance; a slim excuse.
3. sized for the thinner than average person.
v.t., v.i.
4. to make or become slim.
[1650–60; < Dutch, Low German slim crafty, bad, poor, Middle Dutch slim(p) slanting, bad]
slim′ly, adv.
slim′ness, n.
syn: See slender.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.slim - take off weightslim - take off weight      
sweat off - lose weight by sweating; "I sweated off 3 pounds in the sauna"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
Adj.1.slim - being of delicate or slender build; "she was slender as a willow shoot is slender"- Frank Norris; "a slim girl with straight blonde hair"; "watched her slight figure cross the street"
lean, thin - lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
2.slim - small in quantity; "slender wages"; "a slim chance of winning"; "a small surplus"
little, small - limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group"

slim

adjective
1. slender, slight, trim, thin, narrow, lean, skinny, svelte, willowy, rangy, sylphlike She is pretty, of slim build, with blue eyes.
slender wide, heavy, fat, broad, overweight, muscular, sturdy, bulky, chubby, obese, well-built, tubby
verb
1. lose weight, diet, get thinner, get into shape, lose some pounds, lose some inches, slenderize (chiefly U.S.) Some people will gain weight no matter how hard they try to slim.
lose weight put on weight, build yourself up
2. reduce, cut, cut down, trim, diminish, decrease, scale down, rationalize, pare down, downsize, make cutbacks in The company recently slimmed down its product line.

slim

adjective
1. Having little flesh or fat on the body:
Idioms: all skin and bones, thin as a rail.
2. Small in degree, especially of probability:
verb
1. To make physically thin or thinner:
Archaic: extenuate.
2. To lose body weight, as by dieting.Also used with down:
Translations
ضَئيلنَحِيفنَحيل، ممشوقيَنحَف، يَهْزُل
štíhlýhubnoutslabý
slanksvag
hoikka
vitak
fogyókúrát tart
grannurgrenna signaumur, lítill
ほっそりした
호리호리한
lieknumasliesėjimassuliesėjimas
niecīgsnotievētnovājētslaids
chudnúť
hujšativitek
smal
ผอมเพรียว
mảnh dẻ

slim

[slɪm]
A. ADJ (slimmer (compar) (slimmest (superl)))
1. [figure, person] (= slender) → delgado, fino; (= elegant) → esbelto; [waist, neck, hand] → delgado
to get slimadelgazar
2. (fig) [resources] → escaso; [evidence] → insuficiente; [hope etc] → lejano
his chances are pretty slimsus posibilidades son bastante limitadas
by a slim majoritypor escasa mayoría
3. (= thin) [book, volume, wallet] → fino, delgado
B. VIadelgazar
I'm trying to slimestoy intentando adelgazar
I'm slimmingestoy haciendo régimen, estoy a régimen
C. VTadelgazar
slim down
A. VT + ADV
1. (= make slender) → adelgazar
2. (fig) slimmed down [+ business, industry] → reconvertido, saneado
B. VI + ADVbajar de peso, adelgazar

slim

[ˈslɪm]
adj
[person, build] → mince
[chance] → faible, ténu(e)
vi (= be on a diet) → faire un régime, suivre un régime
I'm slimming → Je fais un régime.

slim

adj (+er)
schlank; ankle, waist etcschmal; volumeschmal, dünn
resources, profitsmager; excuse, hopeschwach; chancesgering; majorityknapp
vtschlank(er) machen; (fig) demands etcschrumpfen

slim

[slɪm]
1. adj (-mer (comp) (-mest (superl)))
a. (figure, person) → magro/a, snello/a; (ankle, wrist, book) → sottile
b. (fig) (resources) → scarso/a, magro/a; (evidence) → insufficiente; (excuse) → magro/a; (hope) → poco/a
his chances are pretty slim → le sue possibilità sono molto scarse

slim

(slim) adjective
1. not thick or fat; thin. She has a slim, graceful figure; Taking exercise is one way of keeping slim.
2. not good; slight. There's still a slim chance that we'll find the child alive.
verbpast tense, past participle slimmed
to use means (such as eating less) in order to become slimmer. I mustn't eat cakes – I'm trying to slim.
ˈslimming noun
the process or practice of trying to become slimmer. Slimming should be done carefully.
ˈslimness noun

slim

نَحِيف štíhlý slank schlank λεπτός delgado hoikka mince vitak magro ほっそりした 호리호리한 slank slankslank szczupły magro стройный smal ผอมเพรียว ince mảnh dẻ 苗条的

slim

a. delgado-a; esbelto-a; insuficiente;
a ___ chancepoco probable.
References in classic literature ?
We ain't lookin' for trouble, Slim," Fatty quavered.
It was Chi Slim, who had been with me once when I was thrown off a freight in Jacksonville.
I wish I had legs more worthy to bear such a noble crown; it is a pity they are so slim and slight.
Ahead of the rest and nearer to him ran a dark-haired, remarkably slim, pretty girl in a yellow chintz dress, with a white handkerchief on her head from under which loose locks of hair escaped.
Gouvernail was slim enough, but he wasn't very tall nor very cynical; neither did he wear eyeglasses nor carry his hands in his pockets.
Clumps of fruit-trees marked the villages; slim palms put their nodding heads together above the low houses; dried palm-leaf roofs shone afar, like roofs of gold, behind the dark colonnades of tree-trunks; figures passed vivid and vanishing; the smoke of fires stood upright above the masses of flowering bushes; bamboo fences glittered, running away in broken lines between the fields.
They are cold, slim, sexless; the physique is not generous, not abundant; it is only the drapery, the skirts and furbelows (that is, I mean in the young lady who has her mother) that are abundant.
Of course I realized that the chances of the success of our proposed venture were slim indeed, but I knew that I never could enjoy freedom without Perry so long as the old man lived, and I had learned that the probability that I might find him was less than slight.
A slim, light-haired man standing by us, whom I had not noticed before--a man with a scar on his left cheek--looked attentively at Pesca as I helped him up, and then looked still more attentively, following the direction of Pesca's eyes, at the Count.
Middle height, slim and fair, with red goldy hair and big blue eyes; about thirty, I should say.
A sailor had jumped overboard at Constantinople one night, and was seen no more, but it was suspected that his object was to desert, and there was a slim chance, at least, that he reached the shore.
Meriem, trustful now, stood at his side, Geeka clutched in one slim, brown hand.