Some have only the pinnacles white, and some can afford to trim up the windows and put bands round the building.
While I'm gone to the Republican, you boys can trim up and gentle the horses.
I must send him a little box at Christmas,—some little things to trim up his new house and prettify it.
If you use a saw, cut a little away from the outlines of the work and then trim up with a knife and sandpaper.
I was counsailed to 55 prepare myselfe, and trim up my boat.
By revolving it around this you polish and trim up the inside of the ring.
I've often planned how nice my parlour'd trim up for a funeral.
The plan was this: every week, I am to trim up his show window with what we call ‘a nature feature.’
You knowed I was goin' to trim up this hedge a bit and that Aleck was goin' to help me.
And you will find it won't go so far after all; but I know you can trim up some very dainty, pretty rooms with that amount.
probably from Old English trymman "strengthen, make ready," from trum "strong, stable," from Proto-Germanic *trumaz; said to be cognate with Sanskrit drumah "tree," Greek drymos "copse, thicket," drys "tree, oak," and Old English treow (see tree). Examples in Middle English are wanting.
Original sense is preserved in nautical phrase in fighting trim (see trim (n.)). Meaning "make neat by cutting" is first recorded 1520s; that of "decorate, adorn" is from 1540s. Sense of "reduce" is attested from 1966. The adjective sense of "in good condition, neat, fit" is attested from c.1500, probably ultimately from Old English adjective trum.
"state of being prepared," 1580s, nautical jargon, from trim (v.). The meaning "visible woodwork of a house" is recorded from 1884; sense of "ornamental additions to an automobile" is from 1922. Slang meaning "a woman regarded as a sex object" is attested from 1955, American English.