balance out

phrasal verb

balanced out; balancing out; balances out
: to make (a different or opposite thing) less powerful, noticeable, etc. : to compensate for
Serve black coffee to help balance out the sweetness of the dessert.
His quickness will balance out the other fighter's greater strength.
: to be or become equal or even
The good times and the bad times balanced out

Examples of balance out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The coconut milk brings a creamy, luscious dimension to the blue drink and adds a subtle sweetness to balance out the more sour berry notes. Antonia Debianchi, Peoplemag, 7 May 2024 Those flavors help balance out the fatty mortadella and salty salami filling. Keith Pandolfi, The Enquirer, 7 May 2024 This offseason the Dolphins seemingly put the offense’s focus on elevating the talent level at tight end, and balancing out the passing game by improving the No. 3 spot receiver spot. Omar Kelly, Miami Herald, 6 May 2024 The 3% salicylic acid concentration is balanced out by soothing, nourishing ingredients like green tea extract and kukui nut oil (which has a reputation for being highly moisturizing, too). Daley Quinn, Verywell Health, 3 May 2024 Compared to ultrasonic models, evaporative humidifiers tend to cost less up front, though that balances out with the long-term upkeep cost of replacing filters. Paige Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 Apr. 2024 The tang of the apple cider combined with the Worcestershire balances out the sweetness from ketchup and brown sugar. Robert F. Moss, Southern Living, 25 Mar. 2024 The drink’s sweetness is balanced out by a little hit of acid from balsamic vinegar. M. Carrie Allan, Washington Post, 7 Feb. 2024 To balance out the beach-side decor, DeLeon likes to bring the element of fire into a space as well. Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024

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“Balance out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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