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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 ?
In the lamplight her figure, slim and strong, looked like the figure of the boy in the presence of the Christ on the leaded window.
Highcamp was a worldly but unaffected, intelligent, slim, tall blonde woman in the forties, with an indifferent manner and blue eyes that stared.
This was an airy slim boy in shrimp-colored tights that made him look like a forked carrot, the rest of his gear was blue silk and dainty laces and ruffles; and he had long yellow curls, and wore a plumed pink satin cap tilted complacently over his ear.
The result of this system is, that lecture-courses upon specialties of an unusual nature are often delivered to very slim audiences, while those upon more practical and every-day matters of education are delivered to very large ones.
Her sister, Miss Watson, a tolerable slim old maid, with goggles on, had just come to live with her, and took a set at me now with a spelling-book.
This superintendent was a slim creature of thirty-five, with a sandy goatee and short sandy hair; he wore a stiff standing-collar whose upper edge almost reached his ears and whose sharp points curved forward abreast the corners of his mouth -- a fence that compelled a straight lookout ahead, and a turning of the whole body when a side view was required; his chin was propped on a spreading cravat which was as broad and as long as a bank-note, and had fringed ends; his boot toes were turned sharply up, in the fashion of the day, like sleigh- runners -- an effect patiently and laboriously produced by the young men by sitting with their toes pressed against a wall for hours together.
Aunt Sarah flew to the pantry or cellar whenever Rebecca's slim little shape first appeared on the crest of the hill, and a jelly tart or a frosted cake was sure to be forthcoming.
I remember her as a slim young woman, with black hair, dark eyes, very nice features, and good, clear complexion; but she had a capricious and hasty temper, and indifferent ideas of principle or justice: still, such as she was, I preferred her to any one else at Gateshead Hall.
Not much,' I answered: not a morsel, I thought, surveying with regret the white complexion and slim frame of my companion, and his large languid eyes - his mother's eyes, save that, unless a morbid touchiness kindled them a moment, they had not a vestige of her sparkling spirit.
She always did this when she had a chance to see her, because the Mem Sahib--Mary used to call her that oftener than anything else--was such a tall, slim, pretty person and wore such lovely clothes.
The housemaid came down -- tall and slim, with the state of the spring temperature written redly on her nose.
That other was tall and slim, bearing a shield high--so.