trim off

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vt sep bits of beard, ends of branchabschneiden; rough edges (with knife/saw/plane/file) → abschneiden/-sägen/-hobeln/-feilen; fatab- or wegschneiden; they have trimmed 1p off income taxsie haben den Einkommenssteuersatz um 1p gesenkt
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Trim off any woody ends from the asparagus and in a roasting tray.
Trim off any fat you can see from meat before you cook it, and skin chicken and turkey first.
create a bushy plant - you can trim off any weak and distorted shoots at this stage.
Then trim off the excess so that you are left with a rainbow shape.
Trim off the foliage of strawberry plants to just above the crowns after fruiting, removing unwanted runners.
Cut just below a leaf joint, trim off the bottom leaves, nip out the top and insert around the edge of a pot (preferably clay) of gritty compost.
Working with 1 artichoke at a time, lay each artichoke on its side and cut down on one side to trim off the tough outer leaves and expose the lighter green inner leaves.
YOU WILL NEED: Coffee filter papers (or you can use tissue paper or kitchen roll instead) Scissors Felt tip pens Wooden pegs Pipe cleaners (optional) METHOD TAKE a coffee filter paper and trim off the patterned edge.
To prepare lamb, remove meat from rib cage, trim off sinews, season, tie.
He uses wire cutters to trim off the bottom end of the wires to within about 1 foot of the ground, following the contour of the land.
Trim off the rim and the tip and stretch the latex out fiat with your fingers.