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Idioms about trim

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

Origin of trim

First recorded 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

OTHER WORDS FROM trim

trimly, adverbtrimness, nouno·ver·trim, verb, o·ver·trimmed, o·ver·trim·ming.pre·trim, verb, pre·trimmed, pre·trim·ming.
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How to use trim in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for trim (1 of 2)

trim
/ (trɪm) /

adjective trimmer or trimmest
verb trims, trimming or trimmed (mainly tr)
noun

Derived forms of trim

trimly, 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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