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trim something ↔ back

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtrim something ↔ back phrasal verbto make something shorter or smaller Trim the stems back carefully. Most airlines have trimmed back their operations. trim→ See Verb table
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Verb table
trim
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytrim
he, she, ittrims
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytrimmed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave trimmed
he, she, ithas trimmed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad trimmed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill trim
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have trimmed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam trimming
he, she, itis trimming
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you, we, theyare trimming
Past
I, he, she, itwas trimming
you, we, theywere trimming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been trimming
he, she, ithas been trimming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been trimming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be trimming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been trimming
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