trim back

Definitions

  • Trimming the back seam
    Trimming the back seam
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v trim back cut down on; make a reduction in "reduce your daily fat intake","The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
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Usage

In literature:

And Rachel Stewart actually had a new dress in which she looked very trim, though it was too long right in the back.
"Elsie Marley, Honey" by Joslyn Gray
After the edges are trimmed, the book is rounded and backed.
"The Building of a Book" by Various
Trim the bottom, as shown in the detail drawing, and then lay out the mortises for the front and back rails.
"Mission Furniture" by H. H. Windsor
These they brought back to the village, and made into wreaths to trim the Maypole.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
I didn't have much practice this week and picking up the kid just put me back in trim!
"Interference and Other Football Stories" by Harold M. Sherman
His father was silent for a few moments, and Sam took out a knife, threw himself back in his chair, and began to trim his nails.
"The Vast Abyss" by George Manville Fenn
Keziah wanted to get back to her old man, and how could she go, unless Ruth kept in trim to attend to her two charges?
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
Through the open door a long line of khaki-clad backs confronted him, trim, erect, efficient-looking.
"Under Boy Scout Colors" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
How could one householder drop back into the old, shiftless, careless manner of living when his neighbors' places on either hand were so trim?
"Janice Day" by Helen Beecher Long
We catch it, trim it with ribbons and hand it back.
"A Yankee from the West" by Opie Read
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In poetry:

First came the blue,—'tis they who rack
Sir Robert's trimming brain,
And conjure all those visions back
He ne'er shall grasp again.
"The Tricolor" by Sir John Hanmer

In news:

Says Natalie Plain, BDB's owner, "Our business goal is to ensure that every clients' brows are a thing of beauty—whether it's trimming thick, bushy brows or nurturing over-plucked brows back to their fullest potential".
BGE set to trim back vegetation along Cromwell Bridge Road.
Back in April, another man died after being electrocuted while trimming trees on Fort Myers Beach.
First, stop watering the tomatoes and trim back the tops of the plants a few inches (not much).
Now just nail the old trim back up, fill the nail holes and gaps with wood putty, and re-paint.
Don't trim federal deficit on backs of the poor.
The little garden shed at the back is painted the same soft green, and trimmed in cream, as the main house and cabin.
If they stop practicing for a few weeks simply because school is out, they will only need to work harder to get back in trim.
Trim your middle section and strengthen your back with this modified plank.
When pruning , trimming and maintaining your indoor plants, have you ever wondered how much snipping and cutting back is really necessary.
With adequate and proper trimming of the back-, middle-, and foreground, a Nature Aquarium layout appears more finished and refined .
Tim helped me hang the kitchen curtains that we'd bought back in the summer, and they looked perfect with the yellow walls and white trim.
68,000 actual miles, no title, solid unrestored, all back glass and trim perfect.
The right-side rearset did interfere slightly with the exhaust, requiring some trimming on the back part of the brake pedal.
Team gets to 75 by trimming running back, receiver, linebacker and lineman More.
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