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



BrE BrE//θɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//θɪk//
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  • (thicker, thickest) in a way that produces a wide piece or deep layer of something Make sure you cut the bread nice and thick.
  • Word OriginOld English thicce, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch dik and German dick.Idioms (informal) to talk about somebody/something in a way that makes them or it seem much better or much worse than they really are; to exaggerate something Praise them when necessary, but don't lay it on too thick. quickly and in large quantities Questions were coming at them thick and fast.
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