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"thick" in British English

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thickadjective

uk   /θɪk/ us   /θɪk/
  • thick adjective (NOT THIN)

B1 having a large distance between two sides: a thick rope a thick layer of dust She picked up a thick volume and began to read out loud. The walls are two metres thick. a thick (= made of thick material) sweater/coat

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  • thick adjective (CLOSE TOGETHER)

B1 growing close together and in large amounts: thick forest thick, dark hair
B2 difficult to see through: Thick, black smoke was pouring out of the chimney.

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thickly
adverb uk   /ˈθɪk.li/ us   /ˈθɪk.li/
(Definition of thick from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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thickadjective [-er/-est only]

us   /θɪk/
having a large distance from one side of something to the opposite side: a thick book/steak The walls are a foot thick.
(of particular things) close together with little space between them: a thick fog She had wonderful, thick, brown hair.
(of a liquid) not flowing easily: thick gravy/soup
fig. If your voice is thick, it is lower than usual and not as even, usually because you are feeling a strong emotion: Tony could hardly speak, and when he did his voice was thick with emotion.
(Definition of thick from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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