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thick

adjective     /θɪk/
DISTANCE B1 Something that is thick is larger than usual between its opposite sides : a thick slice of meat a thick layer of snow Measurements of length and distanceMeasurements in generalWide and thickThick, dense and heavy
10cm/2m, etc thick B1 being 10cm/2m, etc thick: a piece of wood 2cm thickMeasurements of length and distanceMeasurements in generalWide and thickThick, dense and heavy
LARGE AMOUNT B1 growing very close together and in large amounts : thick, dark hair Thick, dense and heavy
SMOKE B2 Thick smoke , cloud , or fog is difficult to see through: Thick, black smoke was pouring out of the chimney .Thick, dense and heavyOpaque
LIQUID A thick substance or liquid has very little water in it and does not flow easily : Stir the sauce over a low heat until thick.Thick, dense and heavy
STUPID UK informal not intelligent Stupid and sillyOf unsound mind
be thick with sth If something is thick with a particular substance , it is covered in or full of that substance : The air was thick with petrol fumes .Thick, dense and heavy
→ See also have (a) thick skin, thick and fast
(Definition of thick adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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