HyperDic: trim_back

English > 1 sense of the expression trim back:
VERBchangetrim back, reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, cut, bring downcut down on
English > trim back: 1 sense > verb 1, change
Meaningcut down on; make a reduction in.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsreduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, cut, bring down
NarrowerdeflateReduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices
downsizeReduce in size or number
inflateincrease the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value
quenchReduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance
retrenchmake a reduction, as in one's workforce
shave, knock offcut the price of
shortenmake shorter / shorter than originally / originally intended
slashcut drastically
spillReduce the pressure of wind on (a sail)
subtractTake off or away
take away, detracttake away a part from
thinmake thin or thinner
thin outmake sparse
Broaderdecrease, lessen, minifymake smaller
Similar tocutHave a reducing effect
Spanishbajar, cortar, rebajar, recortar, reducir
Catalanreduir, retallar, tallar-se, tallar

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