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Idioms for trim

    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

OTHER WORDS FROM trim

trim·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 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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