Predicate: slim

Roleset id: slim.02 , to reduce, melt off, lose weight, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

slim.02: SLIM-V NOTES: frame by Perryn. Member of Vncls other_cos-45.4. (from slim.02-v)


slim (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: causer (vnrole: 45.4-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: entity slimming down (vnrole: 45.4-Patient)

Example: Barbie

        Toymaker Mattel, Inc. refined Barbie's gravity-defying proportions by *PRO* slimming her bust and hips and widening her waist, as well as *PRO* giving her a new nose.

        Arg0: *PRO* -- Toymaker Mattel
        Rel: slimming
        Arg1: her bust and hips

Predicate: slim_down

Roleset id: slim_down.01 , to reduce, melt off, lose weight, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

slim_down.01: SLIM_DOWN-V NOTES: Frames file for 'slim' based on survey of sentences in the WSJ corpus.frame created by Olga (from slim.01-v predicate notes)


slim_down (v.)


        Arg0-CAU: causer
        Arg1-PPT: entity slimming down

Example: intransitive

        person: ns,  tense: present,  aspect: progressive,  voice: active,  form: participle

        But Akzo is still slimming down : It recently announced plans [*] to eliminate about 1,700 fiber-related jobs in the Netherlands and West Germany .

        Argm-dis: But
        Arg1: Akzo
        Argm-tmp: still
        Rel: [ slimming] [ down]