thin out

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Verb1.thin out - make sparse; "thin out the young plants"
cut down, reduce, trim back, trim down, cut, cut back, trim, bring down - cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
prune, snip, lop, cut back, clip, crop, trim, dress - cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden"
2.thin out - become sparser; "Towards the end of town, the houses thinned out"
decrease, diminish, lessen, fall - decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
3.thin out - lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon"
weaken - lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body"
water down - make less strong or intense; "water down the mixture"
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vi (fog)sich lichten, schwächer werden; (crowd)kleiner werden; (audience)sich lichten; (hair)sich lichten, schütter werden; the trees started thinning outdie Bäume lichteten sich
vt sep hairausdünnen; seedlings alsoverziehen; forestlichten; populationverkleinern
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(θin) adjective
1. having a short distance between opposite sides. thin paper; The walls of these houses are too thin.
2. (of people or animals) not fat. She looks thin since her illness.
3. (of liquids, mixtures etc) not containing any solid matter; rather lacking in taste; (tasting as if) containing a lot of water or too much water. thin soup.
4. not set closely together; not dense or crowded. His hair is getting rather thin.
5. not convincing or believable. a thin excuse.
verbpast tense, past participle thinned
to make or become thin or thinner. The crowd thinned after the parade was over.
ˈthinly adverb
ˈthinness noun
thin air
nowhere. He disappeared into thin air.
ˌthin-ˈskinned adjective
sensitive; easily hurt or upset. Be careful what you say – she's very thin-skinned.
thin out
to make or become less dense or crowded. The trees thinned out near the river.
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