Idioms

    trim one's sails. sail(def 19).

Origin of trim

before 900; probably continuing Old English trymman, trymian to strengthen, prepare (not recorded in ME), derivative of trum strong, active; akin to Irish dron strong, Greek drȳmós coppice, Latin dūrus hard. See tree
Related formstrim·ly, adverbtrim·ness, nouno·ver·trim, verb, o·ver·trimmed, o·ver·trim·ming.pre·trim, verb, pre·trimmed, pre·trim·ming.
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British Dictionary definitions for trim (1 of 2)

trim

/ (trɪm) /

adjective trimmer or trimmest


verb trims, trimming or trimmed (mainly tr)

noun

Derived Formstrimly, adverbtrimness, noun

Word Origin for trim

Old English trymman to strengthen; related to trum strong, Old Irish druma tree, Russian drom thicket

British Dictionary definitions for trim (2 of 2)

Trim

/ (trɪm) /

noun

the county town of Meath, Republic of Ireland; 12th-century castle, medieval cathedral; textiles and machinery. Pop: 5894 (2002)

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