Definition of thick noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//θɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//θɪk//
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  • [uncountable]
  • Word OriginOld English thicce, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch dik and German dick.Idioms
    in the thick of something
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    involved in the busiest or most active part of something As a player, he’s always in the thick of the action. Her comments landed her in the thick of a family feud.
    through thick and thin
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    even when there are problems or difficulties He's supported the team for over ten years through thick and thin. In marriage, you have to stick together through thick and thin. More Like This Alliteration in idioms belt and braces, black and blue, born and bred, chalk and cheese, chop and change, done and dusted, down and dirty, in dribs and drabs, eat somebody out of house and home, facts and figures, fast and furious, first and foremost, forgive and forget, hale and hearty, hem and haw, kith and kin, mix and match, part and parcel, puff and pant, to rack and ruin, rant and rave, risk life and limb, short and sweet, signed and sealed, spic and span, through thick and thin, this and that, top and tail, tried and tested, wax and waneSee worksheet.
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