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thick

[ thik ]
/ θɪk /
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adjective, thick·er, thick·est.
adverb, thick·er, thick·est.
noun
the thickest, densest, or most crowded part: in the thick of the fight.
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Idioms about thick

    lay it on thick, Informal. to praise excessively; flatter: He's laying it on thick because he wants you to do him a favor.
    through thick and thin, under favorable and unfavorable conditions; steadfastly: We have been friends for 20 years, through thick and thin.

Origin of thick

First recorded before 900; (adjective and adverb) Middle English thikke, Old English thicce; cognate with Dutch dik, German dick; akin to Old Norse thykkr (noun) Middle English, derivative of the adj.

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British Dictionary definitions for thick

thick
/ (θɪk) /

adjective
adverb
noun

Derived forms of thick

thickish, adjectivethickly, adverb

Word Origin for thick

Old English thicce; related to Old Saxon, Old High German thikki, Old Norse thykkr
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Medical definitions for thick

thick
[ thĭk ]

adj.
adv.
In a close, compact state or arrangement; densely.
In a thick manner; deeply or heavily.
n.
The most active or intense part.
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