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thank

[ thangk ]
/ θæŋk /
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verb (used with object)
to express gratitude, appreciation, or acknowledgment to: She thanked them for their hospitality.
noun
Usually thanks . a grateful feeling or acknowledgment of a benefit, favor, or the like, expressed by words or otherwise: to return a borrowed book with thanks.
interjection
thanks, (used as an informal expression of gratitude, appreciation, or acknowledgment).
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Idioms about thank

Origin of thank

First recorded before 900; Middle English (noun) “favorable thought, goodwill, gratitude,” (in singular and plural) expression of thanks; Old English thanc (in singular) expression of thanks, originally, “thought, thoughtfulness”; akin to think1

OTHER WORDS FROM thank

thanker, nounre·thank, verb (used with object)un·thanked, adjectiveun·thank·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for thank

thank
/ (θæŋk) /

verb (tr)
to convey feelings of gratitude to
to hold responsiblehe has his creditors to thank for his bankruptcy
used in exclamations of reliefthank goodness; thank God
I'll thank you to used ironically to intensify a command, request, etcI'll thank you to mind your own business

Word Origin for thank

Old English thancian; related to Old Frisian thankia, Old Norse thakka, Old Saxon, Old High German thancōn
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