trim off


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trim something off (of) someone or something

 and trim something off
to cut something off someone or something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) I asked the barber to trim the beard off of Ralph. The barber trimmed off Ralph's beard.
See also: off, trim

trim off

v.
To remove some excess by or as if by cutting: I trimmed off the rotten wood. The barber will trim my bangs off.
See also: off, trim
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Trim off the bottom 1/4-inch of the artichoke stem, then, working quickly using a paring knife or a peeler, cut off the tough outer layer of the stem until you reach the tender light green core.
Remember, take 10 cm cuttings from the new growth, trim off the bottom leaves, dip in rooting hormone, pop three to four into a pot of potting compost and keep moist.
Nuggets are small pieces of belly flap meat--abdominal muscles that processors trim off fillets.
Halved leeks: Trim off tough green parts, cut remaining portion in half lengthwise, and hold under cold running water, flipping layers to rinse out grit.
The fan is mounted in a housing and sucks the trim off the end of the conveyor and into the blades.
Trim off affected shoots and, if the problem seems serious, spray with fungicide, allowing time stated on the product before harvesting.
Trim off leaves of strawberries to just above the crowns after fruiting.
Trim off the edges to form a rectangle and set aside.
Before going forward, it helps to trim off the fat as much as possible.
In most cases, processors trim off the edges of the layflat at the fold.
An elephant may shorten a branch or trim off some leaves to get the swatter just right.
So after restarting moved around behind the Woodman and his truck and reached up to trim off the low branches.
After fruiting, trim off the foliage to just above the crown and remove unwanted runners.
Egg wash the sides before placing on the lids and trim off any extra pastry.
Now the main danger of frosts and cold winds is over (we hope), you can trim off all last year's old stems to give new growth room.