thin out

Definitions of thin out
  1. verb
    make sparse
    thin out the young plants”
    see moresee less
    show 5 types...
    hide 5 types...
    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
    type of:
    bring down, cut, cut back, cut down, reduce, trim, trim back, trim down
    cut down on; make a reduction in
  2. verb
    become sparser
    “Towards the end of town, the houses thinned out
    see moresee less
    type of:
    decrease, diminish, fall, lessen
    decrease in size, extent, or range
  3. verb
    lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture
    synonyms: cut, dilute, reduce, thin
    see moresee less
    water down
    make less strong or intense
    type of:
    lessen the strength of
Word Family