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TRIM DOWN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does trim down mean? 

TRIM DOWN (verb)
  The verb TRIM DOWN has 1 sense:

1. cut down on; make a reduction in

  Familiarity information: TRIM DOWN used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRIM DOWN (verb)


Sense 1trim down [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cut down on; make a reduction in

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

cut down; reduce; trim back; trim down; cut; cut back; trim; bring down

Context examples:

reduce your daily fat intake / The employer wants to cut back health benefits

Hypernyms (to "trim down" is one way to...):

decrease; lessen; minify (make smaller)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "trim down"):

shorten (make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration)

inflate (increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value)

deflate (reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices)

detract; take away (take away a part from; diminish)

thin (make thin or thinner)

thin out (make sparse)

slash (cut drastically)

retrench (make a reduction, as in one's workforce)

quench (reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance)

knock off; shave (cut the price of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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