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Messy vs. Trim

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Messyadjective

(of a place, situation, person, etc) In a disorderly state; chaotic; disorderly.

‘a messy office’; ‘Jim ran his fingers through his messy brown hair.’;

Trimverb

(transitive) To reduce slightly; to cut; especially, to remove excess. The adposition of can be used in the present perfect tense to designate the removed part.

‘He trimmed his beard before the interview.’; ‘The hedge needs to be trimmed.’; ‘Place the screen material in the frame, secure it in place, and trim the edges.’; ‘The company trimmed jobs for the second time this year.’;

Messyadjective

(of a person) Prone to causing mess.

‘He is the messiest person I've ever met.’;

Trimverb

(transitive) To decorate or adorn; especially of a Christmas tree.

‘They traditionally trim the tree on Christmas Eve.’;

Messyadjective

(of a situation) Difficult or unpleasant to deal with.

‘a messy divorce’;

Trimverb

To adjust pitch using trim tabs.

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Messyadjective

dirty and disorderly;

‘a mussy fussy bedroom’; ‘a child's messy eating habits’;

Trimverb

To modify the angle relative to the water by shifting cargo or ballast; to adjust for sailing; to assume, or cause to assume a certain position, or trim, in the water.

Messyadjective

untidy or dirty

‘his messy hair’;

Trimverb

To modify the angle (of the sails) relative to the wind, especially to set them at the most advantageous angle.

Messyadjective

generating or involving mess

‘stripping wallpaper can be a messy, time-consuming job’;

Trimverb

(dated) To balance; to fluctuate between parties, so as to appear to favour each.

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Messyadjective

(of a situation) confused and difficult to deal with

‘a messy divorce’;

Trimverb

(transitive) To make trim; to put in due order for any purpose; to make right, neat, or pleasing; to adjust.

Trimverb

To dress; to make smooth.

Trimverb

To rebuke; to reprove.

Trimverb

To beat or thrash.

Trimnoun

(uncountable) Decoration; especially, decoration placed along edges or borders.

‘Paint the house white with blue trim.’;

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Trimnoun

(countable) A haircut, especially a moderate one to touch up an existing style.

‘I went to the hairdresser for a trim but came back nearly bald.’;

Trimnoun

Dress; gear; ornaments.

Trimnoun

(countable) The manner in which something is equipped or adorned; order; disposition.

‘The car comes in three different trims.’; ‘to be in good trim’;

Trimnoun

Sexual intercourse.

Trimnoun

(nautical) The fore-and-aft angle of the vessel to the water, with reference to the cargo and ballast; the manner in which a vessel floats on the water, whether on an even keel or down by the head or stern.

Trimnoun

(nautical) The arrangement of the sails with reference to the wind.

Trimadjective

Physically fit.

‘He goes jogging every day to keep in trim.’;

Trimadjective

Slender, lean.

‘a trim figure’;

Trimadjective

Neat or smart in appearance.

‘a trim lawn’;

Trimadverb

(nautical) In good order; properly managed or maintained.

Trimadverb

(nautical) With sails well trimmed.

Trimverb

To make trim; to put in due order for any purpose; to make right, neat, or pleasing; to adjust.

‘The hermit trimmed his little fire.’;

Trimverb

To dress; to decorate; to adorn; to invest; to embellish; as, to trim a hat.

‘A rotten building newly trimmed over.’; ‘I was trimmed in Julia's gown.’;

Trimverb

To make ready or right by cutting or shortening; to clip or lop; to curtail; as, to trim the hair; to trim a tree.

Trimverb

To dress, as timber; to make smooth.

Trimverb

To adjust, as a ship, by arranging the cargo, or disposing the weight of persons or goods, so equally on each side of the center and at each end, that she shall sit well on the water and sail well; as, to trim a ship, or a boat.

Trimverb

To rebuke; to reprove; also, to beat.

‘I found her trimming up the diademOn her dead mistress.’;

Trimverb

To balance; to fluctuate between parties, so as to appear to favor each.

Trimnoun

Dress; gear; ornaments.

‘Seeing him just pass the window in his woodland trim.’;

Trimnoun

Order; disposition; condition; as, to be in good trim.

Trimnoun

The state of a ship or her cargo, ballast, masts, etc., by which she is well prepared for sailing.

Trimnoun

The lighter woodwork in the interior of a building; especially, that used around openings, generally in the form of a molded architrave, to protect the plastering at those points.

Trimadjective

Fitly adjusted; being in good order., or made ready for service or use; firm; compact; snug; neat; fair; as, the ship is trim, or trim built; everything about the man is trim; a person is trim when his body is well shaped and firm; his dress is trim when it fits closely to his body, and appears tight and snug; a man or a soldier is trim when he stands erect.

‘With comely carriage of her countenance trim.’; ‘So deemed I till I viewed their trim arrayOf boats last night.’;

Trimnoun

a state of arrangement or appearance;

‘in good trim’;

Trimnoun

a decoration or adornment on a garment;

‘the trimming on a hat’; ‘the trim on a shirt’;

Trimnoun

attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation

Trimnoun

cutting down to the desired size or shape

Trimverb

remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size;

‘pare one's fingernails’; ‘trim the photograph’; ‘trim lumber’;

Trimverb

decorate, as with ornaments;

‘trim the christmas tree’; ‘trim a shop window’;

Trimverb

cut down on; make a reduction in;

‘reduce your daily fat intake’; ‘The employer wants to cut back health benefits’;

Trimverb

balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces;

‘trim an airplane’;

Trimverb

be in equilibrium during a flight;

‘The airplane trimmed’;

Trimverb

decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods

Trimverb

cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of;

‘dress the plants in the garden’;

Trimverb

cut closely;

‘trim my beard’;

Trimverb

adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used

Trimadjective

thin and fit;

‘the spare figure of a marathon runner’; ‘a body kept trim by exercise’;

Trimadjective

(used of hair) neat and tidy;

‘a nicely kempt beard’;

Trimadjective

of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder;

‘even the barn was shipshape’; ‘a trim little sailboat’;

Trimadjective

(of persons) neat and smart in appearance;

‘a clean-cut and well-bred young man’; ‘the trig corporal in his jaunty cap’;

Trimadjective

severely simple in line or design;

‘a neat tailored suit’; ‘tailored curtains’;

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