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Noun
An ornamental accessory to a dress or other piece of clothing
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“The delicate lace, and the bright trimming on her dressing-gown, the ribbons in her cap, and the rings on her bony fingers, all intended to draw the eye away from the change that had passed over her.”
Noun
A beneficial, amelioratory or decorative addition or supplement to something
“I had a canopy bed in my room with all the trimmings.”
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An act of decorating or beautifying something
“Bows of velvet and ribbon complete the trimming of the sleeves.”
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Small pieces trimmed off something
“If by any means the rummage and hedge trimmings on the side of the railway were set on fire, the fire would extend to an adjoining stubble field.”
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An act of shearing or clipping
Trimming of the fur on any other part of the dog is not allowed and should be severely penalized.”
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An act of abbreviating something written
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“The fact that several blank staves fill out the rest of the sheet would indicate that his trimming of the text down to six verses was willful.”
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An act of scolding or chastizing
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“For the first time in his life, Tom actually cared what the person about to give him a trimming thought of him.”
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A defeat in a match or contest
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“In Douglas, they suffered a trimming, 20 to 24.”
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The edge or rim of something, especially clothing
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A reduction of some sort in an existing program
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An article of equipment or clothing, in particular when used as an accessory
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A sparkling spangle used for the decoration of ornate clothing
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A length of strands woven together, usually decorative
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The style in which someone's hair has been cut and arranged
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A long, narrow piece of cloth, paper, plastic, or some other material
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(facings) The cuffs, collar, and lapels of a military jacket
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An unnecessary thing
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Furnishings or accessories in a building
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A piece cut off from something
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A mixture of sugar with water, egg white, or butter, used as a coating for cakes or biscuits
Adjective
Self-seeking
Verb
Being victorious, typically as revenge for a previous defeat
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“Little as the Port girls knew about baseball, they were still able to trim the other team by a goodly score.”
Verb
Present participle for to remove by cutting away
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Trim the ends from the brioche and cut the loaf into 16 equal slices.”
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Present participle for to reduce the size, amount, number, or cost of
“Many people approaching retirement are more than ready to trim their workload.”
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Present participle for to shorten or abridge written material
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“I am also grateful to Harry for the much-needed urging to trim the book for its gratuitous bulk and its infelicities of style.”
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Present participle for to tidy something up by cutting away irregular or unwanted parts
“According to the seasons, they would sow, reap, repair their equipment and buildings, tend the woods, and trim the hedges.”
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Present participle for to make more beautiful or attractive by adorning or decorating
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“We could trim the fabric with gold sequins to pretty it up.”
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Present participle for to criticize or reprimand (someone) severely
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Present participle for to remove, get rid of or erase, especially written or printed material, or data on a computer
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(of weight) Present participle for to get rid of
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Present participle for parquet
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Present participle for to be economical or frugal with
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Present participle for to remove the (natural) skin or outer covering of
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Present participle for to gain an advantage or profit by using unfair or deceitful methods
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Present participle for to eliminate completely
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Present participle for to fringe or form a border around
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Present participle for make or adapt for a particular purpose or person
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Present participle for to find fault (with something)
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Present participle for be undecided between two opinions or courses of action
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Present participle for to slap, strike or hit
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Present participle for make uniform in application or effect
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Present participle for cut carefully with sharp instrument
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Present participle for to organize (information or figures) in order to give a particular impression
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Present participle for come or fall away from a surface in flakes
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