trim down

Definitions

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

Usage

In literature:

Emma immediately ran in, took down her rifle and went out again, as she knew that poor Trim would soon be devoured.
"The Settlers in Canada" by Frederick Marryat
They had an ax with them, and Tom cut down the tree and trimmed it.
"The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle" by Edward Stratemeyer (AKA Arthur M. Winfield)
Uncut copies always fetch a higher price than those whose edges are trimmed down in binding.
"A Book for All Readers" by Ainsworth Rand Spofford
Trim and scrape away any lumps of muscle, etc., and shave down the skin enough to be molded to the surface of the form when dampened.
"Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit" by Albert B. Farnham
When the pirates were below trimming the salt, they nailed the hatches down upon them.
"How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
It had been let down in the skirt and trimmed with some wine-colored bands Aunt Priscilla had brought her.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Emma immediately ran in, took down her rifle and went out again, as she knew that poor Trim would soon be devoured.
"The Settlers in Canada" by Frederick Marryat
Then he stood, trimming off the thorns, and looking down at her.
"Patty's Friends" by Carolyn Wells
She is trimmed down to the fashionable slenderness (perhaps), and brilliant with jewels.
"Penguin Persons & Peppermints" by Walter Prichard Eaton
She came down at dinner-time in a black lace gown trimmed with spangles that glittered when she moved.
"Master of the Vineyard" by Myrtle Reed
***

In poetry:

Let's toss a bumper down our throat, -
Before we pass to Heaven,
And toast: "The trim-set petticoat
We leave behind in Devon."
"Butchered to make a Dutchman's Holiday" by Harry Breaker Morant
Let’s toss a bumper down our throat
Before we pass to heaven,
And toast: “The trim-set petticoat
We leave behind in Devon.”
"Butchered to make a Dutchman's Holiday" by Harry Breaker Morant
Go, cut down trees in the forest,
And trim the straightest boughs;
Cut down the trees in the forest,
And build me a wooden house.
"Boston Hymn" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The table is set, the lamp is trimmed,
The fire has a ruddy glow
That streams like a beacon down the path,
To the dusky valley below.
"Eighteen Sixty-Two" by Marietta Holley
One day as I stood at the Bridge of Luckeen,
Above the bright water all glancin' an' green,
There strayed down the path from the top of the pass
Such a slim little, prim little, trim little lass.
"The Bridge At Luckeen" by Clinton Scollard
But Matthew thought better, for Matthew thought right,
And hired a chariot so trim and so tight,
That extremes both of winter and summer might pass,
For one window was canvas, the other was glass.
Derry down, down, hey derry down.
"Down-Hall. A Ballad." by Matthew Prior

In news:

Band's first album, the two core members (Lewis Pesakov and Luke Top) have trimmed the band down to a five-piece.
More than a trim package, Hurst promises the Hurst/Hemi Challenger will lay down at least 500 supercharged horsepower.
A look at the Astros' trimmed down opening-day payroll.
Senate Votes Down Trimmed Version of Obama's Jobs Bill.
I'm sure we all saw the story about the guy down in Bloomfield who had his eyebrows trimmed for charity.
It's a new day for the auto industry: Less than six weeks after it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy , General Motors emerged today in trimmed-down, government-owned form.
He tells us after getting all the hides, he trims them and salts them down.
Anthony's Hallice Cooke trims college list down to four.
Jackson Gutierrez was trimming the hair of one of his regulars while the client shared the latest neighborhood gossip: A group of men on motorcycles had chased down a thief and thrown him off a cliff.
On Thursday, The X Factor trimmed down its of acts from sixteen to twelve.
Here's the full list of moves on Friday as the Ravens trim their roster down to 53.
The Eagles made a series of moves today, trimming their roster down to 75 players.
Apple's trimmed-down, amped-up iMac is out.
The county board has reserved its decision on whether to further trim down a roughly 9.05 percent tax until Thursday.
I look forward to Thanksgiving, sitting down with family and friends, enjoying turkey and all the trimmings.
***

In science:

By trimming down the sequence, we may assume that the truth value of ϕ(a; bi ) is constant for all i > 6K + 1.
On uniform definability of types over finite sets
After several adjustments, we ran a MCMC-ABC chain for 3 million iterations, which we trimmed down to 600 samples for visualisation on Fig. 6.3 (auto-correlation in the chain being in any case extremely high).
Expectation-Propagation for Likelihood-Free Inference
In descoped experiments, one can trim this general rationale down to a simple trichotomy among competing classes of theoretical models.
Testing the equivalence principle: why and how?
If trimmed down to its bare essentials, a GIG graph can be considered as a particular representation of a tree, in which a node is connected to its leftmost child through a parent-of edge, and each child is connected to its right sibling through a predecessor-of edge.
Graph Interpolation Grammars as Context-Free Automata
***