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verb [transitive] British English pronunciation: trim /trɪm/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theytrim
he/she/ittrims
present participletrimming
past tensetrimmed
past participletrimmed
  1. 1
    to cut something such as hair so that it looks tidy

    Someone is trimming the grass outside with shears.

    a well-trimmed beard

    I had an inch trimmed off at the hairdresser's.

  2. 2
    to reduce the amount or number of something
    trim something to something:

    The workforce has been trimmed to 230.

    trim something from something:

    The company had also trimmed £46,000 from its advertising budget.

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