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slim

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishslimslim1 /slɪm/ ●●○ S3 adjective (comparative slimmer, superlative slimmest)  1 THIN PERSONsomeone who is slim is attractively thin syn slender a slim young woman a slim waistsee thesaurus at thin2 LITTLE/NOT MUCHvery small in amount or number syn slender There’s only a slim chance that anyone survived the crash. The Republicans held a slim majority in the Senate.3 THIN OBJECT OR MATERIALSMALLnot wide or thick syn thin a slim volume of poetry
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slimIn such situations, hopes for a less active, more cautious and realistic, less expansive foreign policy were slim.She looks great -- how does she stay so slim?The suits are slim and elegant without being flashy or unsettling.You are slim, and rather beautiful.She was tall, slim, blond, and really good-looking.a slim crescent moonA slim, energetic woman, Kim moved to the United States as a teenager.Mrs Ester was in her late thirties, about average height, with a slim figure.Claude gave me a slim gold box for holding my business cards.You're looking slimmer - have you lost weight?He led the way, his slim hips in the tight fitting pants snaking gracefully between the tables.This creature, shaped like a slim leaf about 6 centimetres long, lives half-buried in the sand of the sea floor.a slim margin of profitThey were slim, pale and elegant, and she wore colourless or pearl nail varnish.The D-777 is so slim, says Sony, that a digital readout could not be built in as on other portables.Rob took a slim volume from the shelf.a slim volume of poetryslim chanceHis hubris cost him whatever slim chance he had of actually pulling it off.Poulsen later lost in the semifinals, ending Poe's slim chances of being able to fight for even a bronze medal.There was now only a slim chance of escape.Despite the firm's dire financial health, they have a slim chance of pulling this off.There is a slim chance that you will have to make up the shortfall.I've got a slim chance to do something.slim volumeEach is a slim volume but so packed with useful information and recipes that the price of £4.99 seems modest.I made a careful note of this exchange in the slim volume in which I stashed anything that sounded like wisdom.This slim volume is essential reading for all involved with Letters of Credit.This is a suitably slimmer volume on one of his wives, Rita Hayworth.
slimslim2 verb (slimmed, slimming)  [intransitive] British EnglishTHIN PERSON to make yourself thinner by eating less, taking a lot of exercise etcdietslimmer noun [countable] slim down→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
slimIn that report we have proposed a Council slimmed down in terms both of numbers and committees.Changing market conditions will have slimmed that list, but the gallery can count upon an enthusiastic response from its collectors.Many are reacting by slimming their presence at shows drastically and pulling out of some altogether.
From Longman Business Dictionaryslimslim1 /slɪm/ verb (slimmed, slimming) [intransitive, transitive] (also slim down) to reduce the size or number of something, or to become smaller in size or numberThe multinational corporation slimmed its total assets by 3.2%.Many large insurers are slimming down (=employing fewer people).slimming noun [uncountable]Despite success in holding down overall costs, further slimming will be needed.→ See Verb tableslimslim2 adjective1very small in size or amountThe slim increase in revenues reflected the slowing economy.Will the Democrats hold on to their slim majority?2very little chance of something happeningChances are slim that such bosses will make as much money as they once earned.There are slim hopes of a compromise.
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Verb table
slim
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyslim
he, she, itslims
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyslimmed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave slimmed
he, she, ithas slimmed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad slimmed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill slim
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have slimmed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam slimming
he, she, itis slimming
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you, we, theyare slimming
Past
I, he, she, itwas slimming
you, we, theywere slimming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been slimming
he, she, ithas been slimming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been slimming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be slimming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been slimming
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