To thin out -- Verb
1. thin out - make sparse; "thin out the young plants"
cut down, reduce, trim back, trim down, cut, cut back, trim, bring down - cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
prune, snip, lop, cut back, clip, crop, trim, dress - cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden"
2.thin out - become sparser; "Towards the end of town, the houses thinned out" decrease, diminish, lessen, fall - decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
3. thin out - lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon"
dilute, thin, reduce, cut
weaken - lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body"
water down - make less strong or intense; "water down the mixture"
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I think almost everyone is having to "thin out" something or other these days; times are hard and, on a personal note, just found out something that makes it even worse for us, but that is okay. Maybe we just needed to take some time to thin out -- thin out our belongings, our focuses, our obligations and put them back where they need to be, where they should be.
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