trim

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. neat, well-ordered, compact, tidy, spruce, smart; slim, lean. —v. order, tidy, adjust, dress, arrange; decorate, ornament, adorn; defeat; cheat; balance, equalize; cut, lop, shear, prune, barber; informal, defeat.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Neat]
Syn. orderly, tidy, spruce; see clean 1 , neat 1 .
2. [Well-proportioned]
Syn. shapely, clean, well-designed, streamlined, slim, slender, shipshape, delicate, fit, comely, well-formed, symmetrical, well-made, clean-cut, well-balanced, graceful, well-molded, harmonious, beautiful, classical, compact, smart; see also handsome 2 .
Ant. disordered*, shapeless, straggly.
v.
1. [To cut off excess]
Syn. prune, shave, lop, crop, clip, shear, pare down, even up, mow, snip, plane, slice off, scrape, whittle down, carve down; see also cut 1 .
Ant. increase*, lengthen, extend.
2. [To adorn]
Syn. ornament, embellish, beautify, betinsel, deck, beribbon, spangle, gussy up*, emblazon, embroider; see also decorate .
3. [*To defeat]
Syn. whip, lick, trounce; see defeat 1 , 3 .
4. [To refuse to take a stand]
Syn. hedge, temporize, equivocate, dodge, vacillate, remain neutral, stand between, compromise, sit on a fence*, shilly-shally*, hem and haw*; see also hesitate , pause .
Ant. oppose*, antagonize, be a partisan of.
5. [To prepare for sailing]
Syn. ballast, rig, outfit, hoist the sails, touch her up*; see also provide 1 , sail 1 , trim ship .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. cutting clipping, pruning, shaping.
2. condition order, shape, fitness.
3. decoration ornamentation, trimming, adornment, border, edging.
II
v.
1. cut clip, prune, lop, shear off, snip, shave, crop, bob, pare down, sculpt, reduce, boil down, edit.
2. decorate ornament, adorn, bedeck, embellish, dress, garnish, festoon, *spruce up, edge, border.
III
a.
1. well-proportioned shapely, fit, toned, statuesque, slender, thin, svelte.
2. neat orderly, tidy, shipshape, organized, *in apple-pie order, uncluttered, groomed.
ANT.: 1. out of shape, fat, roly-poly, obese. 2. messy, sloppy, disarranged
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To make neat and trim; make presentable: clean (up), freshen (up), groom, neaten (up), slick up, spruce (up), tidy (up), trig (out). See ORDER. 2. To decrease, as in length or amount, by or as if by severing or excising: chop1, clip1, crop, cut, cut back, cut down, lop1, lower2, pare, prune, shear, slash, truncate. See INCREASE. 3. To make a slight reduction in (a price): shade, shave. See INCREASE. 4. To furnish with decorations: adorn, bedeck, deck2 (out), decorate, dress (up), embellish, garnish, ornament. See BEAUTIFUL. 5. Informal. To punish with blows or lashes: beat, flog, hide2, lash, thrash, whip. Slang: lay into, lick. See ATTACK, REWARD. 6. Informal. To win a victory over, as in battle or a competition: beat, best, conquer, defeat, master, overcome, prevail against (or over), rout, subdue, subjugate, surmount, triumph over, vanquish, worst. Informal: whip. Slang: ace, lick. Idioms: carry (or win) the day, get (or have) the best of, get (or have) the better of, go someone one better. See WIN. 7. Informal. To get money or something else from by deceitful trickery: bilk, cheat, cozen, defraud, gull, mulct, rook, swindle, victimize. Informal: chisel, flimflam, take. Slang: diddle1, do, gyp, stick, sting. See HONEST. II noun 1. A state of sound readiness: condition, fettle, fitness, form, kilter, order, shape. See BETTER. 2. Something that adorns: adornment, decoration, embellishment, garnishment, garniture, ornament, ornamentation, trimming. See BEAUTIFUL. III adjective 1. In good order or clean condition: neat, orderly, shipshape, snug, spick-and-span, spruce, taut, tidy, trig, well-groomed. Chiefly British: tight. Idiom: neat as a pin. See CLEAN, ORDER. 2. Having slender and graceful lines: sleek, streamlined. See BEAUTIFUL.

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