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"thick" in British English

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thickadjective

uk   us   /θɪk/

thick adjective (NOT THIN)

B1 having a ​largedistance 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 growingclose together and in ​largeamounts: thick ​forest thick, ​darkhairB2 difficult to ​see through: Thick, ​blacksmoke was ​pouring out of the ​chimney.
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thick adjective (NOT FLOWING)

(of a ​liquid) not ​flowingeasily: thick ​soup a thick ​sauce thick ​paint
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thick adjective (STUPID)

UK informal stupid: I told you not to ​touch that - are you ​deaf or just thick?
thickly
adverb uk   us   /ˈθɪk.li/
(Definition of thick from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"thick" in American English

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thickadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /θɪk/

thick adjective [-er/-est only] (DEEP)

having a ​largedistance from one ​side of something to the ​oppositeside: a thick ​book/​steak The ​walls are a ​foot thick.

thick adjective [-er/-est only] (CLOSE TOGETHER)

(of ​particular things) ​close together with little ​space between them: a thick ​fog She had ​wonderful, thick, ​brownhair.

thick adjective [-er/-est only] (NOT FLOWING)

(of a ​liquid) not ​flowingeasily: thick ​gravy/​soup fig. If ​yourvoice is thick, it is ​lower than ​usual and not as ​even, usually because you are ​feeling a ​strongemotion: Tony could ​hardlyspeak, 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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