trim (someone's hair)

"Trimming" something means cutting it just a little to make it look nice. When you "trim" someone's hair, you just cut it a little bit.

You can talk about what part of a person's hair is being cut:

She trimmed the bottom.

Can you trim the sides and leave it long in the back?

Aside from hair, you can also "trim":

  • a beard or mustache
  • a hedge (a wall of bushes)
  • fat from a piece of meat

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