If we do not thin out the whale population, humans will have no more fish to eat.
But the facts will tend to thin out any possible jokes around the water cooler about French IMF chiefs being cursed.
They're out there now, waiting for people to thin out, to fall asleep, for any Western media to disappear.
"It's going to thin out in a couple of years," Grechen Cohen says.
thin out all dead wood, interlocking branches, water-sprouts and shorten others.
Which they shore does thin out them contestants plenty rapid!
The two men pushed on up Centre Street, where the march of home-goers was now beginning to thin out, in a moment of silence.
So they got on as they could, till towards midday the forest began to thin out.
Then the people began to thin out and we had the river to ourselves.
There will always be seedlings to thin out, and these ought not to be thrown away.
Old English þynne "narrow, lean, scanty," from Proto-Germanic *thunnuz, *thunw- (cf. West Frisian ten, Middle Low German dunne, Dutch dun, Old High German dunni, German dünn, Old Norse þunnr), from PIE *tnus-, *tnwi-, from weak grade of root *ten- "stretch" (cf. Latin tenuis "thin, slender;" see tenet).
These our actors ... were all Spirits, and Are melted into Ayre, into thin Ayre. [Shakespeare, "The Tempest," IV.i.150, 1610]Thin-skinned is attested from 1590s; the figurative sense of "touchy" is from 1670s.
Old English þynnian "to make thin" (cf. German dünnen, Dutch dunnen), from thin (adj.). Intransitive sense of "to become less numerous" is attested from 1743; that of "to become thinner" is recorded from 1804. Related: Thinned; thinning.