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Phrasal Verbs

water down (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb water down (1)

Meaning

to add water to a drink to make it less strong if it's an alcoholic drink or less thick if it's a juice or a thick shake

Synonym

dilute

For example

  • water down sth I think someone has watered down the wine. It tastes very weak.

  • water sth down This juice is too thick. Could you water it down a bit, please?

Quick Quiz

If you water down an alcoholic drink, the amount of alcohol it contains will be

a. increased

b. decreased

c. destroyed

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