March 14, 2012 By Angela Boothroyd
1. To thin down something (or thin something down) is to make something less thick by adding water or another liquid to it (to dilute it).
Examples of use:
a) This soup is too thick. You need to thin it down with a little water.
b) He thinned down the sauce with some vegetable stock.
c) You can’t thin down oil-based paint with water.
You can say thin (verb) instead of thin down.
You can’t thin oil-based paint with water.
2. To thin down is to become less fat.
Example of use:
He has really thinned down since we last saw him
Thin down is the same as slim down.
||thin down and thins down|
Can you write a sentence using this phrasal verb?
Do you know someone who has thinned down?
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