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Trim, vb. 1) to put in due order, to adjust in any way; to make neat, to cleanse, to prune: t. it (the cell) “handsomely,” Tp. V, 293. “the house --ed, rushes strewed,” Shr. IV, 1, 48. “that he had not so --ed and dressed his land as we this garden,” R2 III, 4, 56. “help to t. my tent,” Troil. V, 1, 50. “cut her hands and --ed her as thou sawest,” Tit. V, 1, 93. Tit. V, 1, 93 Tit. V, 1, 93 With up: “the lustful bed on purpose --ed up for Semiramis,” Shr. Ind. 2, 41. “--ing up the diadem,” Ant. V, 2, 345.
Used of ships, == to fit out: “a vessel that is new --ed,” H8 I, 2, 80. --ed with rich expense, Per. V. Prol. H8 I, 2, 80
2) to dress up, to deck, to array: “needy nothing --ed in jollity,” Sonn. 66, 3. “I was --ed in Julia's gown,” Gent. IV, 4, 166. “--ed like a younker,” H6C II, 1, 24. “--ed in forms and visages of duty,” Oth. I, 1, 50. “one another's glass to t. them by,” Per. I, 4, 27. With up: “--ed up your praises with a princely tongue,” H4A V, 2, 57. “go and t. her up,” Rom. IV, 4, 24. Peculiar passage: “being now --ed in thine own desires,” H4B I, 3, 94, == having fully obtained thy desires; cf. Attire, Dress, Enwrap, Wrap.
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