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present tense
I/you/we/theyslim down
he/she/itslims down
present participleslimming down
past tenseslimmed down
past participleslimmed down
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to lose weight

    He's slimmed down since he had his heart attack.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] if you slim down an organization, or if it slims down, you reduce the number of staff in it

    The coal industry has slimmed down.

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