Definition of thicken in English:

thicken

Line breaks: thick¦en
Pronunciation: /ˈθɪk(ə)n
 
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verb

Phrases

the plot thickens

Used when a situation is becoming more and more complicated and puzzling.
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
become more complicated, become more involved, become more intricate, become more mysterious, deepen

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