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You need a longer piece of thread.
a caterpillar dangling by a silken thread
A silvery thread of water cut through the forest.
There is a common thread running through all the problems.
Her voice was a whisper, a thin thread of sound.
More than once she lost the thread and had to ask them to speak more slowly.
I picked up the threads of ordinary life again.
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English version of definition of thread
the belief that every problem has a solution based in technology
any of the bones in your foot between your toes and your ankle
any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat
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American definition of thread from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.