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phrasal verb
Word Forms
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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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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