thin out

1. make sparse (Freq. 1)

thin out the young plants

reduce, ↑cut down, ↑cut back, ↑trim, ↑trim down, ↑trim back, ↑cut, ↑bring down
snip, ↑clip, ↑crop, ↑trim, ↑lop, ↑dress, ↑prune, ↑cut back
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something

2. become sparser

Towards the end of town, the houses thinned out

Hypernyms: ↑decrease, ↑diminish, ↑lessen, ↑fall
Verb Frames:

Something ——s

3. lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture

cut bourbon

Syn: ↑dilute, ↑thin, ↑reduce, ↑cut
Derivationally related forms: ↑cutting (for: ↑cut), ↑thinner (for: ↑thin), ↑thinning (for: ↑thin), ↑dilution (for: ↑dilute), ↑dilutant (for: ↑dilute)
Hypernyms: ↑weaken
Hyponyms: ↑water down
Verb Frames:

Something ——s


Somebody ——s something


Something ——s something

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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