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thin down

1. To become slimmer or more slender. Wow, Tom really thinned down over the summer—he looks great! Their new phone model is thinned down, with a sleek, smooth design.
2. To make someone or something slimmer or more slender. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "thin" and "down." These extreme diets are aimed at thinning you down as quickly as possible, but they aren't healthy or sustainable for the long term. No matter how much I diet or exercise, I just can't seem to thin my thighs down.
3. To make something smaller. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "thin" and "down." They are thinning down security for the event, citing budgetary restrictions. The board of directors has been thinning our budget down more and more in recent years.
4. To dilute something; to make something less concentrated. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "thin" and "down." Try thinning the sauce down with a little bit of low-fat yoghurt. I swear the bartender is thinning down our drinks, because this tastes like nothing but soda.
5. To reduce the number of people or things some group or population. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "thin" and "down." Hunters have been hired to thin down the herds of deer roaming the state. The horrible outbreak thinned the country's population down by nearly half in the space of just 5 years.
See also: down, thin

thin someone down

to make someone thinner or slimmer. What you need to thin you down is less, not more. The hospital dietitian tried to thin down the obese man.
See also: down, thin

thin something down

to dilute a fluid. You should thin this down with a little water. Try to thin down this paint a little.
See also: down, thin

thin down

to become thinner or slimmer. He stopped eating desserts and fatty foods so he could thin down. I have to thin down so I can get into my winter coat.
See also: down, thin

thin down

v.
1. To make someone or something thin or thinner: The painter thinned down the paint with turpentine. The designers thinned the shape of the boat down so that it could go faster.
2. To become thin or thinner: I thinned down over the summer, and now my pants are too big.
See also: down, thin
References in classic literature ?
The darkness, of which so much had just turned into water, had thinned down a little.
Despite putting a thinned down coat of paint on as a base some of the paint has peeled away.
The population in my gym has thinned down in terms of number of attendees every class.
The Centre reportedly thinned down the security after the home ministry reviewed the security of the VIPs.
On one visit to get lenses put back in, an assistant said I should have asked for them to be thinned down.
Tenders are invited for Repair of shipping pontoon Damaged, holed and thinned down deck, side hull and both the transom plates including damaged pontoon frame,Manhole doors to be renewed 12 nos.,Fairlead renewal -2 nos., External surface including all the deck fittings.
When glass is thinned down to a thickness 0.25mm or less it can be bent to a certain degree without breaking.
The Pro 4's screen has been thinned down to make it feel more like writing directly onto the glass.
The SESUB technology enables semiconductor chips to be thinned down to as low as 50 ?m and embedded in a four-layer plastic substrate.
The SESUB technology enables semiconductor chips to be thinned down to as low as 50 I1/4m and embedded in a four-layer plastic substrate.
In quest for development, the industrial societies have unwittingly thinned down the ozone.
LAHORE -- The amorphous Lahore wore a deserted look as gaiety on the city streets and markets thinned down after a large number of population has left for hometowns ahead of the Eidul Fitr.
The broadcast networks' annual scheduling ritual has always possessed Darwinian elements, as hundreds of pitches give birth to script orders, which are thinned down to pilots before a relative few receive a greenlight to become series.
The readers also said the traffic jam and congestion on Al Ittihad Road remained unchanged in the morning but thinned down towards evening.
So there is real promise even in this thinned down squad and they've proved they can do so much better than that last week.