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English verb: water down

1. water down (change) make less strong or intense

SamplesWater down the mixture.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cut, dilute, reduce, thin, thin out

2. water down (change) thin by adding water to

SamplesThey watered down the moonshine.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)adulterate, debase, dilute, load, stretch

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