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3. frivolous, shallow, superficial, light, meaningless, without depth; idle, silly, inane, asinine, foolish,

trim, v. 1. clip, snip, nip, prune, pare; cut, bob, crop, shingle; shear, shave, fleece, pollard, poll, scalp, cut down to the quick; neaten, even up; shape, form, fashion, sculpt, sculp, sculpture.
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trim off dock, bobtail, lop, chop, hack, cut off, saw off; remove, detach, amputate, cut out or away, eliminate.
3. fit, cut down, cut down to size, taper, tailor, hem,
(both of clothing) take in, let out; pare down, plane, shave, whittle, chisel, carve, hew, scrape or sand down; reduce, diminish, decrease, cut back, retrench; shorten, truncate, abridge, abbreviate, cut short, curtail, Rare, obtruncate; digest, abstract, epitomize, summarize, brief, synopsize, boil down, condense, contract, compress, concentrate, put in a nutshell.

4. amend, revise, restyle, recast, remold, remodel; edit, blue-pencil, emend, emendate; adjust, modify, make fit or conform, make adjustments or changes in; shift, redistribute, rearrange, realign, reorganize, reorder, permutate; regulate, symmetrize, equalize, balance, level, coordinate.
5. edge, border, purfle, purl, fringe, befringe; embroider, bead, spangle, bespangel, stud, bestud, beset; bind, cover; decorate, adorn, embellish, ornament, garnish, festoon,
Archaic, ouch, Archaic, dight; furbish, prink, prank, dress up, deck out, deck, bedeck, bedizen, trap out, accouter, attire, caparison; beautify, prettify, fix up, Inf. pretty up, Inf. spruce up, Inf. trick up, Inf. gussy up; brighten up, perk up, color, blazon, emblazon.

6. Informal, a. rebuke, reprove, reproach, reprehend, scold, chide, reprimand; admonish, call down* call on the carpet, take [s.o.] to task, rap [s.o.'s] knuckles, slap [s.o.'s] wrists, b. spank, tan [s.o.'sj hide, thrash, flog, lash, switch, birch, scourge; Inf. lambaste, Inf. lace, Inf. thump, Inf. whale, SI. whump, SI.

beat the tar out of, beat, batter, pummel. c. trounce, rout, beat by a mile, win by a landslide, Inf. whip, Inf. wallop, SI.

cream, SI.

pulverize, SI.

kill; vanquish, conquer, defeat, beat out, worst, win over.
7. be noncommittal, say nothing one way or the other, be vague
or ambiguous; dodge, duck, fudge, shuffle, waffle, skirt the issue, fence, hem and haw, halt, weasel, doubletalk, palter, beat around the bush; walk a tightrope, tightrope, straddle the fence, Inf. talk out of both side's of one's mouth, play both ends against the middle; be politic, be diplomatic or tactful, watch one's every step, proceed cautiously or with caution, be careful, walk softly; hedge, play it safe, cover one's bets.
-n. 8. good shape
or condition, proper adjustment, good working order, Inf. apple-pie order; trimness, spruceness, orderliness, organization, neatness, tidiness, Chiefly Brit, trigness.
9. trimming, edging, fringe, lace, rickrack, ribbon, braid, binding; embroidery, filigree, ornament, frill, flourish, flounce, furbelow, garnish, dressing, window dressing; decoration, ornamentation, ornament, adornment, embellishment; gingerbread, frippery, fol-derol, fuss, trappings,
SI.

jazz, SI.

flash; spangle, sequins, tinsel, trinket, clinquant, bauble, gimcrack, gewgaw, trifle, Inf. doodad, Inf. fandangle, Archaic. ouch.
10. cut, clip, snip, pruning, paring; haircut, style, shaping, bob, crop, shingle, crewcut, summer cut.

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Welcome to, arguably New Zealand most dramatic airport.There nothing bland or business like about the design, which takes its inspiration from a series of boulders along Wellington south coast.Both the interior and exterior of the terminal are clad in folding sheets of copper and mimic the design of the boulder.The design does it have its critics, though, who say it looks a lot like a bunch of pumpkins.

[do + be + adjective/noun
don't + be + adjective/noun]
  • Don't be ... is used to give people advice or orders.
      Don't be afraid. Don't be a fool!
    In affirmative sentences, we usually just use Be . . .
      Be careful!
    But Do be . . . is used for emphasis.
      Do be careful, please!!!
      Do be quiet, for God's sake!
  • In other cases, we do not use do with be.
      I am not often lonely, (not I do not often be lonely.)
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