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Thin out   /θɪn aʊt/   Listen
Thin out

verb
1.
Make sparse.
2.
Become sparser.
3.
Lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture.  Synonyms: cut, dilute, reduce, thin.






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"Thin out" Quotes from Famous Books



... make it one, anyway. You must lay off the grounds beautifully, thin out the timber somewhat so flowers will grow and yet leave enough to form plenty of shade. Then if you build a few cottages, or maybe a hotel, it would easily become a resort—that is, if I am any judge of the water. It tastes perfectly delicious to me, and really I believe ...
— Fred Fearnot's New Ranch - and How He and Terry Managed It • Hal Standish

... in Babylonia and flowed on through the ages, ever widening and deepening its channel, passing into Spain and reaching its high water mark in the latter half of the twelfth century in Maimonides, began to narrow and thin out while spreading into France and Italy, until at last it dried up entirely in that very land which opened up a new world of thought, beauty and feeling in the fifteenth century, the land of the Renaissance. Jewish philosophy never passed ...
— A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy • Isaac Husik



Words linked to "Thin out" :   water down, thin, trim down, diminish, cut back, fall, trim, bring down, trim back, dress, snip, crop, cut, lop, dilute, clip, lessen, decrease, prune, weaken, cut down



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