water down

VERB
  1. make less strong or intense
    water down the mixture
  2. thin by adding water to
    They watered down the moonshine
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How To Use water down In A Sentence

  • Such places can offer abundant supplies of heat, usually tapped by sinking boreholes and circulating water down them to collect the heat.
  • The fish have been shoaled in the shallower, faster, water downstream of the numerous weirs that bear testament to the river's industrial heritage.
  • Atkinson, who mounted a successful campaign in 2004 to water down legislation aimed at criminalising expressions of religious hatred, has returned to the fray to defend the art of gay leg-pulling. Archive 2007-11-01
  • Stooping down, he placed the cup into his father's shaky hands and watched him take a slow draught, dribbling the water down his stubbly, unshaven chin.
  • In the negotiations, they agreed to water down their original stiff demand to one acceptable to both sides.
  • These develop most commonly on gradients, where seepage of water down the slope through the surface soil is interrupted by barriers of rock, or of clay reaching or approaching the surface.
  • The former Vermont governor warned that if the party allowed the four moderates to further water down the bill (or defeat it altogether) it could lead to primary challenges or a drop in fundraising from the party's base. Archive 2009-11-01
  • By forcing water down into the rocks, the heated water would produce steam which in turn could be used to drive power generating turbines.
  • You can water down a glass of wine and make it last twice as long.
  • All that whitewater is headed for shore on top of comparatively calm water down below.
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