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English verb: thin out

1. thin out (change) make sparse

SamplesThin out the young plants.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bring down, cut, cut back, cut down, reduce, trim, trim back, trim down

Narrower (hyponym)clip, crop, cut back, dress, lop, prune, snip, trim

2. thin out (change) become sparser

SamplesTowards the end of town, the houses thinned out.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminish, fall, lessen

3. thin out (change) lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture

SamplesCut bourbon.

Synonymscut, dilute, reduce, thin

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)weaken

Narrower (hyponym)water down

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