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trim Idioms & Phrases


Brick trimmer

  • (Arch.), a brick arch under a hearth, usually within the thickness of a wooden floor, to guard against accidents by fire.
Webster 1913

first trimester

  • noun time period extending from the first day of the last menstrual period through 12 weeks of gestation
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hedge trimmer

  • noun a garden tool for trimming hedges
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In ballast trim

  • (Naut.), having only ballast on board. R. H. Dana, Jr.
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second trimester

  • noun time period extending from the 13th to the 27th week of gestation
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third trimester

  • noun time period extending from the 28th week of gestation until delivery
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To trim in

  • (Carp.), to fit, as a piece of timber, into other work.
Webster 1913

To trim up

  • to dress; to put in order.
Webster 1913

trim back

  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; cut back; bring down; reduce; cut down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits
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trim down

  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; cut back; bring down; reduce; cut down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits
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Trim of sails

  • (Naut.), that adjustment, with reference to the wind, witch is best adapted to impel the ship forward.
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Trim of the masts

  • (Naut.), their position in regard to the ship and to each other, as near or distant, far forward or much aft, erect or raking.
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trimmer arch

  • noun an arch built between trimmers in a floor (to support the weight of a hearth)
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trimmer joist

  • noun joist that receives the end of a header in floor or roof framing in order to leave an opening for a staircase or chimney etc.
    trimmer.
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trimming capacitor

  • noun capacitor having variable capacitance; used for making fine adjustments
    trimmer.
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window trimmer

  • noun someone who decorates shop windows
    window dresser.
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