Translation of "water sth down" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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water sth down

phrasal verb with water uk /ˈwɔː.tər/ us /ˈwɑː.t̬ɚ/ verb


to add water to a drink, usually an alcoholic drink, in order to make it less strong



to deliberately make an idea or opinion less extreme, usually so that other people will accept it

The party has watered down its ideals in order to appeal to the centre ground. 为了吸引中间力量,该党已经淡化了其社会主义理想。

(Translation of “water sth down” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)