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v. trimmed, trim·ming, trims
1. To make neat or tidy by clipping, smoothing, or pruning: trimmed his moustache; trimmed the hedges.
a. To remove the excess or unwanted parts from: trimmed the pie crust; trimmed the budget.
b. To remove (excess or unwanted parts): trimmed the rotten wood; trimmed the fat from the budget.
c. To lose (weight or fat) deliberately, as by exercise or dieting.
a. To decorate, especially by adding a border or contrasting element: trim a blouse.
b. To arrange with display items: trim a store window.
4. Informal
a. To thrash; beat.
b. To defeat soundly: trimmed their opponents in the first game.
c. To cheat out of money: trimmed him of every dollar he had.
d. To rebuke; scold.
5. Nautical
a. To adjust (the sails and yards) so that they receive the wind properly.
b. To balance (a ship) by shifting its cargo or contents.
6. To balance (an aircraft) in flight by regulating the control surfaces and tabs.
1. Nautical
a. To be in or retain equilibrium.
b. To make sails and yards ready for sailing.
a. To affect or maintain cautious neutrality.
b. To fashion one's views for momentary popularity or advantage.
3. To lose weight deliberately. Often used with down.
a. A cutting or clipping to make neat: My hair needs a trim.
b. An excess or unwanted part that has been removed: cut off the trim.
a. State of order, arrangement, or appearance; condition: in good trim.
b. A condition of good health or fitness: keeping her body in trim.
a. Exterior ornamentation, such as moldings or framework, on a building or vehicle.
b. Decoration or ornament, as for clothing.
c. Material used in commercial window displays.
4. often trims Excised or rejected material, such as film that has been cut in editing.
5. Nautical
a. The readiness of a vessel for sailing with regard to ballast, sails, and yards.
b. The balance of a ship.
c. The difference between the draft at the bow and at the stern.
6. The balance of rotational forces around the various axes of an aircraft in flight.
adj. trim·mer, trim·mest
a. In good or neat order.
b. In good physical condition; fit; slim: a trim figure.
2. Having lines, edges, or forms of neat and pleasing simplicity.
In a trim manner.

[Middle English trimmen, to make firm, from Old English trymman, from trum, strong; see deru- in Indo-European roots.]

trim′ly adv.
trim′ness n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.trimmed - made neat and tidy by trimmingtrimmed - made neat and tidy by trimming; "his neatly trimmed hair"
uncut, untrimmed - not trimmed; "shaggy untrimmed locks"
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References in classic literature ?
Might I venture to suggest that your Majesty should have your claws removed, and your teeth extracted, then we would gladly consider your proposal again." The Lion was so much in love that he had his claws trimmed and his big teeth taken out.
Some ships sailed fast on an even keel, others had to be trimmed quite one foot by the stern, and I have heard of a ship that gave her best speed on a wind when so loaded as to float a couple of inches by the head.
The open window looked out upon a sloping lawn, well trimmed and pleasant, with fuzzy rosebushes and a star-shaped bed of sweet-william.
Pitt closed the door and came up to the table, where he sat down in the other arm-chair--that one placed for the reception of the steward, agent, or confidential visitor who came to transact business with the Baronet--and trimmed his nails more vehemently than ever.
The Empress and the little Grand Duchess wore simple suits of foulard (or foulard silk, I don't know which is proper,) with a small blue spot in it; the dresses were trimmed with blue; both ladies wore broad blue sashes about their waists; linen collars and clerical ties of muslin; low-crowned straw-hats trimmed with blue velvet; parasols and flesh- colored gloves The Grand Duchess had no heels on her shoes.
The Grand Duchess had on a white alpaca robe, with the seams and gores trimmed with black barb lace, and a little gray hat with a feather of the same color.
Lashing the wheel I ran forward, eased the fore and mainsheets, took in on the boom-tackles and trimmed everything for the quartering breeze which was ours.
Before the gates were three young girls, dressed in handsome red uniforms trimmed with gold braid; and as Dorothy approached, one of them said to her:
After the hooves are trimmed by the experts, Shaikh Hamdan can be seen shuffling a trimmed hoof in his hands.
The autopilot had trimmed the airplane nose-up, but the system also exerted some nose-down force on the elevator.
The majority of the trimming work will be done by a private tree firm contracted by the village and trees will be trimmed according to professional standards in the tree-care industry.
Sometimes a pattern may call for rotary cut strips that need to be trimmed even with patches, rather than requiring additional templates.