Definition of Trim back

1. Verb. Cut down on; make a reduction in. "They will trim back the duet"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"

Exact synonyms: Bring Down, Cut, Cut Back, Cut Down, Reduce, Trim, Trim Down
Specialized synonyms: Shorten, Spill, Quench, Retrench, Slash, Thin Out, Thin, Detract, Take Away, Deflate, Inflate, Downsize, Subtract, Knock Off, Shave
Related verbs: Cut
Generic synonyms: Decrease, Lessen, Minify
Derivative terms: Cutback, Reduction, Reductive, Trim



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trim Back

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Literary usage of Trim back

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Minnesota Horticulturist by Minnesota State Horticultural Society (1905)
"That I trim back fully one-half and take out all small, weak branches. I then get fine large panicles of bloom instead of numerous small, inferior blossoms. ..."

2. Machine Tool Operation by Henry D. Burghardt (1922)
"If the wider lands are too wide, lower the work a trifle and rotate the work to trim off the tooth, next trim opposite tooth; then arrange to trim back of ..."

3. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1901)
"Cut out the old dead wood and trim back the new growth so that the canes will be selfsupporting. Pinch back the new growth for the next year's cane when the ..."

4. A Treatise on Telegraph Law by William Wilson Cook (1920)
"... value after the trees were cut.2 In New York treble damages are allowed on the highway may trim back the fruit-bearing trees connected with the .trees, ..."

5. Concrete Work: A Book to Aid the Self-development of Workers in Concrete and by William Kendrick Hatt, Walter C. Voss (1921)
"Where these occur, it is advisable to trim back the spots with a chisel and to plaster them up with a cement mortar. After the defect is trimmed back it ..."

6. Concrete Work: A Book to Aid the Self-development of Workers in Concrete and by William Kendrick Hatt, Walter C. Voss (1921)
"Where these occur, it is advisable to trim back the spots with a chisel and to plaster them up with a cement mortar. After the defect is trimmed back it ..."

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