- Make or become thick or thicker: [with object]: thicken the sauce with flour [no object]: the fog had thickenedMore example sentences
- As the fog thickened, I heard voices from where James had disappeared.
- Simmer for a further 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the pineapple sauce has thickened, then leave to cool.
- Add slowly to the pot and allow the sauce to thicken.
the plot thickens
- Used when a situation is becoming more and more complicated and puzzling.More example sentences
become more complicated, become more involved, become more intricate, become more mysterious, deepen
- But the plot thickens because there are another couple of men who were involved in this, but they were actually able to leave the country before it was uncovered.
- But here the plot thickens and the mystery deepens.
- From then on, the plot thickens with gangland hit men, police snoopers, media feeding frenzies, and nasty sexual shenanigans.