US: /ˈtɹɪm/
UK: /tɹˈɪm/

English Vietnamese dictionary

trim /trim/
  • danh từ
    • sự ngăn nắp, sự gọn gàng
      • everything is in perfect trim: mọi thứ đều đâu vào đấy, mọi thứ đều ngắn nắp gọn gàng
    • trạng thái sẵn sàng
      • to be in fighting trim: sẵn sàng chiến đấu
    • y phục, cách ăn mặc
      • in travelling trim: ăn mặc theo lối đi du lịch
    • (hàng hải) sự xoay (buồm) theo đúng hướng gió
    • to be in [good] trim
      • (thể dục,thể thao) sung sức
    • (hàng hải) sắp xếp đâu vào đấy (tàu)
    • to be out of trim
      • (thể dục,thể thao) không sung sức, không sẵn sàng
    • (hàng hải) chưa sắp xếp đâu vào đấy (tàu)
    • tính từ
      • ngăn nắp, gọn gàng, chỉnh tề
        • a trim room: căn phòng ngăn nắp
        • a trim girl: cô gái ăn mặc gọn gàng
    • ngoại động từ
      • sắp xếp, thu dọn, sắp đặt cho ngăn nắp thứ tự
      • sửa, gạt (bấc đèn); cời (tro để khêu ngọn lửa); cắt, hớt, tỉa (tóc, râu); xén, tỉa (cành lá...); bào, đẽo (gỗ)...
      • tô điểm, trang sức, trang điểm
        • to trim a dress with lace: điểm thêm dải đăng ten vào cái áo
      • (hàng hải) cân bằng trọng tải (của tàu); xoay (buồm) theo hướng gió
      • (thông tục) mắng mỏ, sửa cho một trận
      • nội động từ
        • lựa chiều, nước đôi không đứng hẳn về phía bên nào; tìm cách chiếu lòng cả đôi bên
        • to trim away (off)
          • cắt, xén, tỉa, gọt bớt (những phần thừa...)
        • to trim up
          • sửa sang quần áo cho gọn gàng; ăn mặc gọn gàng diêm dúa

      Advanced English dictionary

      verb, noun, adjective
      + verb (-mm-) [VN]
      1 to make sth neater, smaller, better, etc., by cutting parts from it: to trim your hair + to trim a hedge (back) + (figurative) The training budget had been trimmed by £10 000. + a neatly-trimmed beard
      2 ~ sth (off sth)
      ~ sth (off / away) to cut away unnecessary parts from sth: Trim any excess fat off the meat. + I trimmed two centimetres off the hem of the skirt.
      3 [usually passive] ~ sth (with sth) to decorate sth, especially around its edges: gloves trimmed with fur
      Idioms: trim your sails
      1 to arrange the sails of a boat to suit the wind so that the boat moves faster
      2 to reduce your costs
      Phrasal Verbs: trim down
      trim sth<->down to become smaller in size; to make sth smaller: By a combination of diet and exercise he's trimmed down from 90 kilos to 70.
      + noun
      1 [C, usually sing.] an act of cutting a small amount off sth, especially hair: How much is it for a wash and trim? + The hedge needs a trim.
      2 [U, sing.] material that is used to decorate clothes, furniture, cars, etc., especially along the edges, by being a different colour, etc: The car is available with black or red trim (= the colour of the seats). + a blue jacket with a white trim + The kitchen units come in white with a grey trim.
      Idioms: in (good, etc.) trim (BrE, informal) in good condition or order: He keeps in trim by running every day. + The team need to get in trim for the coming season.
      + adjective
      1 (of a person) looking thin, healthy and attractive: She has kept very trim. + a trim figure
      2 neat and well cared for: a trim garden

      Thesaurus dictionary

      1 neat, tidy, orderly, well-ordered, well-groomed, well turned out, well-kempt, smart, crisp, dapper, spick and span, spruce, shipshape (and Bristol fashion), Archaic or Dialectal trig, Colloq natty, US spiffy:
      Nancy arrived wearing her trim new flight-attendant's uniform.
      2 in good or fine fettle, fit (as a fiddle), athletic, slim, slender, clean-cut, shapely, streamlined, compact:
      Larry looks so trim that I asked him if he had lost weight. The new convertible model is a very trim little motor-car.
      3 curtail, shorten, prune, pare, lop (off), crop, bob, clip, cut, shave, shear, snip, dock; barber:
      They trimmed the article by cutting two paragraphs from the end. He had shaved off his beard and trimmed his moustache.
      4 decorate, embellish, dress up, embroider, adorn, ornament, deck out, caparison, beautify:
      When should we trim the Christmas tree?
      5 trimming, edging, piping, purfling, ricrac or rickrack, embroidery, border, hem, frill, fringe, ornament, ornamentation, decoration, embellishment, adornment:
      The skirt was spoilt by a rather cheap trim round the hem.
      6 condition, state, fettle, health, form, order, fitness, repair, Colloq shape:
      Sid's car seemed to be in good trim when I saw it yesterday.

      Collocation dictionary


      carefully, neatly
      his neatly trimmed moustache
      | away, off
      Trim away the lower leaves.
      | into
      trimming the bush into a heart shape


      get/have your hair trimmed

      Concise English dictionary

      +a state of arrangement or appearance
      +a decoration or adornment on a garment
      +attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation
      +cutting down to the desired size or shape
      +remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size
      +decorate, as with ornaments
      +cut down on; make a reduction in
      +balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces
      +be in equilibrium during a flight
      +decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
      +cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
      +cut closely
      +adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used
      +thin and fit
      +of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder
      +neat and smart in appearance
      +severely simple in line or design