trim back


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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.trim back - cut down ontrim back - cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
shorten - make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration; "He shortened his trip due to illness"
spill - reduce the pressure of wind on (a sail)
quench - reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance
cut - have a reducing effect; "This cuts into my earnings"
retrench - make a reduction, as in one's workforce; "The company had to retrench"
slash - cut drastically; "Prices were slashed"
thin out - make sparse; "thin out the young plants"
thin - make thin or thinner; "Thin the solution"
minify, decrease, lessen - make smaller; "He decreased his staff"
detract, take away - take away a part from; diminish; "His bad manners detract from his good character"
deflate - reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices; "deflate the currency"
inflate - increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value; "inflate the currency"
downsize - reduce in size or number; "the company downsized its research staff"
subtract - take off or away; "this prefix was subtracted when the word was borrowed from French"
knock off, shave - cut the price of
Translations

w>trim back

vt sep hedge, roseszurückschneiden; costssenken; staffreduzieren
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Dig out any weeds and trim back dead flower stalks and leaves.
Later, you can trim back flowering stems to a healthy pair of buds.
Scadding's decision to trim back expenditure could well have influenced Edinburgh's decision to accept an offer to succeed Peter Taylor at Gillingham.
Club question Last week, Gordon McPhee emailed in to ask when he should trim back his thuja conifer hedge.
It's a good time to trim back hedges that are beginning to look a bit hairy.
Trim back winter-flowering heathers when the flowers have started to fade.
Snip off the dead heads of pansies and trim back any dead stems - they will soon come back to life again.
Trim back laurel hedges and cut privet, beech, hornbeam, yew, box and holly.
Have a final weed of your beds and trim back any perennials.
As you're accelerating easily, start bringing the trim back to fully tucked-in for heavy acceleration.
Trim back fingernails and cut the ends off gloves: to hook the
Trim back the landscaping, put trash containers out of site and get rid of clutter.