May 27, 2014 - Word of the Day: trim
The bushes around my house need to be trimmed. They're really getting too big. When you "trim" something you cut it, but not a lot. To trim something is to cut in small amounts:
You can use this word as a verb:
- John trimmed the bushes around his house.
- We're going to trim our spending in order to save more money.
- The government can't trim its budget any further. It must start to raise taxes.
- The company has to trim its workforce in order to make a profit this year.
- She's trimming her customer's hair.
You can also use "trim" as a noun:
- Vince didn't want a lot of hair cut off so he asked the barber for a trim.
- I'm going to give the bushes a trim today.
- This tree needs a trim.
Sometimes this word is an adjective:
- He looks fit and trim. (trim = no fat)
- She has a trim waist. (She has a small waist. She doesn't look fat.)
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