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thin

adjective [-er/-est only]  us   /θɪn/ (-nn-)

thin adjective [-er/-est only] (NOT DEEP)

having a small distance from the top to the bottom side: thin summer clothing The statue is coated with a thin layer of gold.

thin adjective [-er/-est only] (NOT FAT)

having little extra flesh on the body: thin arms/legs a thin face Models must be tall and thin.

thin adjective [-er/-est only] (FEW)

having only a few of something covering an area; not dense: His hair is thin on top. Where there is little rain, grass and trees get thinner.

thin adjective [-er/-est only] (FLOWING EASILY)

(of a liquid) flowing easily: We began dinner with a thin but tasty soup.

thin adjective [-er/-est only] (WEAK)

lacking force or substance; weak: a thin, metallic tone I thought the plot was a bit thin. We slept poorly that night in the thin mountain air.

thin

verb [I/T]  us   /θɪn/ (-nn-)

thin verb [I/T] (BECOME FEWER)

to become fewer in number, or to make a group of things fewer in number: [I] Traffic thins out after seven o’clock. [T] An improving economy helped thin unemployment lines.
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