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adjective thick pronunciation in British English /θɪk/
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  1. 1
    a thick object or material has a long distance between two opposite sides, edges, or surfaces
    She was wearing a thick woollen sweater.
    a thick layer of snow
    Cut the bread into thick slices.
    Try not to make too much noise – the walls aren’t very thick.
    1. a.
      used for stating the distance between the opposite surfaces or edges of a solid object
      The walls in our house are only a few inches thick.
      It is a rectangular piece of wood, perhaps 5 centimetres thick.
  2. 2
    a thick liquid is more stiff or solid than normal and does not flow easily
    For dessert, serve strawberries covered in thick sweet cream.
    The soup should be nice and thick.
  3. 4
    thick smoke, cloud, fog etc fills the air completely, so that it is difficult to see or difficult to breathe
    Thick fog prevented Bobby from returning home.
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  4. 5
    if a place is thick with something, it is full of it
    thick with: The air was thick with smoke.
    The airport was thick with police officers.
  5. 6
    a thick accent shows very clearly that the speaker comes from a particular place because of the way their words sound
    He speaks Spanish fluently, but with a thick British accent.
  6. 7
    informal stupid
    He’s rich, but a bit thick.
  7. 8
    spoken very friendly with someone
    thick with: She’s very thick with her next-door neighbour.

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