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  ( thicker    comparative)   ( thickest    superlative  )
1       adj   Something that is thick has a large distance between its two opposite sides.,   (Antonym: thin)    For breakfast I had a thick slice of bread and syrup..., This material is very thick and this needle is not strong enough to go through it.     
  thickly      adv   ADV with v  
Slice the meat thickly.     
2       adj   You can use thick to talk or ask about how wide or deep something is.  
n ADJ, how ADJ, amount ADJ, as ADJ as  
The folder was two inches thick..., How thick are these walls?     
      Thick is also a combining form., comb in adj   ADJ n  
His life was saved by a quarter-inch-thick bullet-proof steel screen.     
  thickness     ( thicknesses    plural)    n-var   oft N of n, N of amount, amount in N  
The size of the fish will determine the thickness of the steaks...     
3       adj   If something that consists of several things is thick, it has a large number of them very close together.   (=dense)  
She inherited our father's thick, wavy hair..., They walked through thick forest.     
  thickly      adv   ADV after v, ADV -ed  
I rounded a bend where the trees and brush grew thickly...     
4       adj   If something is thick with another thing, the first thing is full of or covered with the second.  
v-link ADJ with n  
The air is thick with acrid smoke from the fires...     
5       adj   Thick clothes are made from heavy cloth, so that they will keep you warm in cold weather.,   (Antonym: thin)    In the winter she wears thick socks, Wellington boots and gloves...     
6       adj   Thick smoke, fog, or cloud is difficult to see through.  
The smoke was bluish-black and thick...     
7       adj   Thick liquids are fairly stiff and solid and do not flow easily.  
They had to battle through thick mud to reach construction workers...     
8       adj   If someone's voice is thick, they are not speaking clearly, for example because they are ill, upset, or drunk.  
usu v-link ADJ  
When he spoke his voice was thick with bitterness.     
  thickly      adv   ADV after v  
`It's all my fault,' he mumbled thickly.     
9       adj   A thick accent is very obvious and easy to identify.  
usu ADJ n   (=strong)  
He answered our questions in English but with a thick accent...     
10       adj   If you describe someone as thick, you think they are stupid.  
INFORMAL   usu v-link ADJ     (disapproval)    (=stupid)  
How could she have been so thick?     
11    If things happen thick and fast, they happen very quickly and in large numbers.  
thick and fast      phrase   PHR after v  
The rumours have been coming thick and fast...     
12    If you are in the thick of an activity or situation, you are very involved in it.  
in the thick of      phrase   PHR n, usu v-link PHR, PHR after v  
I enjoy being in the thick of things...     
13    If you do something through thick and thin, you do it although the conditions or circumstances are very bad.  
through thick and thin      phrase   PHR after v  
She'd stuck by Bob through thick and thin...     
    a thick skin  

If you say that someone is thick-skinned, you mean that they are not easily upset by criticism or unpleasantness.      adj   usu v-link ADJ     (Antonym: thin-skinned)    He was thick-skinned enough to cope with her taunts.     
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1    broad, bulky, deep, fat, solid, substantial, wide  
2    close, clotted, coagulated, compact, concentrated, condensed, crowded, deep, dense, heavy, impenetrable, opaque  
3    abundant, brimming, bristling, bursting, chock-a-block, chock-full, covered, crawling, frequent, full, numerous, packed, replete, swarming, teeming  
4    blockheaded, braindead     (informal)   brainless, dense, dim-witted     (informal)   dopey     (informal)   dozy     (Brit. informal)   dull, insensitive, moronic, obtuse, slow, slow-witted, stupid, thickheaded  
5    dense, heavy, impenetrable, soupy  
6    distorted, guttural, hoarse, husky, inarticulate, indistinct, throaty  
7    broad, decided, distinct, marked, pronounced, rich, strong  
8      (informal)   buddy-buddy     (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.)   chummy     (informal)   close, confidential, devoted, familiar, friendly, hand in glove, inseparable, intimate, matey or maty     (Brit. informal)   on good terms, pally     (informal)   palsy-walsy     (informal)   well in     (informal)  
9    a bit thick      excessive, over the score     (informal)   too much, unfair, unjust, unreasonable  
10    centre, heart, middle, midst  
1    narrow, slight, slim, thin  
2    clear, diluted, runny, thin, watery, weak  
3    bare, clear, devoid of, empty, free from, sparse, thin  
4    articulate, brainy, bright, clever, intellectual, intelligent, quick-witted, sharp, smart  
5    clear, thin  
6    articulate, clear, distinct, sharp, shrill, thin  
7    faint, slight, vague, weak  
8    antagonistic, distant, hostile, unfriendly  

callous, case-hardened, hard-boiled     (informal)   hardened, impervious, insensitive, stolid, tough, unfeeling, unsusceptible  
   concerned, feeling, sensitive, tender, thin-skinned, touchy  

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