thin out

Definitions of thin out

v make sparse

thin out the young plants”
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clip, crop, cut back, dress, lop, prune, snip, trim
cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
cut with shears
poll, pollard
convert into a pollard
pinch, top
cut the top off
thin out buds to improve the quality of the remaining flowers
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bring down, cut, cut back, cut down, reduce, trim, trim back, trim down
cut down on; make a reduction in

v become sparser

“Towards the end of town, the houses thinned out
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decrease, diminish, fall, lessen
decrease in size, extent, or range

v lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture

cut, dilute, reduce, thin
water down
make less strong or intense
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lessen the strength of

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