adjetivo (thinner, thinnest)
- 1With opposite surfaces or sides that are close or relatively close together: thin slices of bread a thin line of paintMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The stations were separated by thin partitions and the side walls were painted drywall.
- He shook his head and pressed his lips together in a thin line.
- Once you have bunched four or five sprigs together, wind thin wire around the cluster, leaving a one-inch spike at the bottom.
- 1.1(Of a garment or other knitted or woven item) made of light material: his thin jacketMás ejemplos en oraciones
- She began to feel her thin shoes break under her, and the muscles in her thighs started to burn with fury from the intense climb.
- Her veil was thin, and woven and accommodated little sprinkles everywhere.
- Her own shoes were so thin, and her steps so graceful that they hardly made a sound.
- 1.2(Of a garment or fabric) having become less thick as a result of wear: our clothing was getting thinMás ejemplos en oraciones
- His too-big jeans were ripped in the knees, and his tee shirt was worn into a thin fabric.
- They both were wearing very thin shirts with a ton of holes in them.
- 1.3(Of writing or printing) consisting of narrow lines: tall, thin letteringMás ejemplos en oraciones
- In thin gilt lettering on the creamy white of the menu, how little those words conveyed to the bulk of the imperfectly educated diners.
- It reminds me of the old digital watch I had as a kid, with thin black lettering on the grey screen.
- 2Having little, or too little, flesh or fat on the body: a thin, gawky adolescentMás ejemplos en oraciones
slim, lean, slender, rangy, willowy, svelte, sylphlike, spare, slight; skinny, underweight, scrawny, scraggy, bony, angular, raw-boned, hollow-cheeked, gaunt, as thin as a rake, as thin as a reed, like a matchstick, stick-like, size-zero, skin-and-bones, emaciated, skeletal, cadaverous, like a skeleton, wasted, pinched, undernourished, underfed; lanky, spindly, stringy, gangly, gangling, reedy, weedy• dated spindle-shanked
- So what motivated her to drop from a healthy 130 pounds to being so thin that today she wears a pair of flannel pants under her size one jeans just to hold them up?
- Rakishly thin, he wore tattered cords that rode half way up his skeleton legs.
- I see a thin, bearded guy wearing a thick turtleneck sweater, spooning coffee into a mug in his small flat, scowling at the newspaper.
- 3Having few parts or members relative to the area covered or filled; sparse: a depressingly thin crowd his hair was going thinMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Their fur was thickest in patches on the head and groin, elsewhere it was thin and limited.
- The forest started to looked thinner, and he thought he'd found something.
- Others argue that allied troops are too thin on the ground to make any difference.
- 3.1(Of the air or a substance in the air) not dense: the thin cold air of the mountainsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Such journeying to cold, high places where the air is thin requires lengthy preparation for the most severe conditions conceivable.
- The route itself can be slick and frozen over, and exhausted runners may be prone to hypothermia in the thin, cold air.
- You are about 27,000 feet up in the Earth's atmosphere, the air is thin, you are using an oxygen tank.
- 3.2 Climbing Denoting a route on which the holds are small or scarce.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- This is a shoe that excels when face climbing or thin crack climbing.
- There is a bolt right before a thin little crux move.
- There, a series of thin moves leads you up the remainder of the corner, then you end up facing a traverse to the right under a huge, overhanging roof.
- 4(Of a liquid substance) not containing much solid; flowing freely: thin soupMás ejemplos en oraciones
- If there is only a slight excess of sugar over the normal saturation level, the supercooled liquid is a thin syrup.
- In a dark corner, two fighters are dozing while a thin potato and lamb soup simmers on the stove.
- Yet, there really was nothing unusual about the soup, merely a thin beef broth with onions.
- 5Lacking substance or quality; weak or inadequate: the evidence is rather thinMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The supplements on Disc Two are surprisingly thin and lacking in substance.
- It's weak, it's thin, it's insipid and it's desperately unsatisfying.
- If formal sources of law, and the law they produce, have become too thin and weak for the tasks they should accomplish, supportive normativity may be found in tradition.
- 5.1(Of a sound) faint and high-pitched: a thin, reedy little voiceMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Behind that sound, hidden in it, was the thin, faint sound of a woman's distant scream, coming from inside the building.
- While dialog is always audible, the sound is thin and harsh, especially during the music.
- Technically the picture is often subpar, and the sound is rather thin and tinny.
- 5.2(Of a smile) weak and forced.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- ‘It was quite a nasty fall,’ he explained, a thin smile forming on his lips in recognition of the understatement.
- Anthony and I stared at him and smiled thin smiles, desperate not to catch each other's eye.
- Emerging from the sitting room into the hall, her smile is thin and set and she disappears immediately.
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- With little thickness or depth: cut the ham as thin as possible [in combination]: a thin-sliced loafMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The homemade onion rings are even better, cut thin and lightly battered so there's a nice balance between crust and juicy onion.
- The sashimi can be wonderful, cut translucently thin and ingeniously arranged.
verbo (thins, thinning, thinned)Volver al principio
- 1Make or become less dense, crowded, or numerous: [with object]: the remorseless fire of archers thinned their ranks [no object]: the trees began to thin out (as adjective thinning) thinning hairMás ejemplos en oraciones
- But when it comes to the lost causes, the inevitable setbacks, the small defeats, the crowds thin out quickly.
- We'll open up at 9am and stay open until 3pm or whenever the crowds thin out.
- The crowd began to thin out but not so that the bar was entirely empty.
- 1.1 [with object] Remove some plants from (a row or area) to allow the others more room to grow: thin out the rows of peasMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Rows were thinned to provide an even plant spacing and each plant marked with a numbered stake.
- The rule specifically gives the U.S. Forest Service the power to build a road, fight a fire or thin an area to reduce fire risk.
- It is hoped that by thinning the area around the veteran oaks, it will encourage the public to enjoy the view of the trees.
- 1.2Make or become more watery in consistency: [with object]: if the soup is too thick, add a little water to thin it down [no object]: the blood thinsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Oil paint can be thinned to a watery consistency or brushed on with thick luscious strokes.
- Heat through, adding water to thin to desired consistency.
- A side effect common to all anticoagulants is the risk of excessive bleeding, due to the blood being thinned.
- 2Make or become smaller in thickness: [with object]: their effect in thinning the ozone layer is probably slowing the global warming trendMás ejemplos en oraciones
- At Kimmeridge 3, the sandstone body maintains its thickness before thinning rapidly toward Southard Quarry.
- Over the past 40 years, the Arctic ice pack has thinned and shrunk significantly.
- The ash is local in occurrence; its maximum thickness is about 1m, but it thins laterally to a few tens of centimetres over about 40 m.
- 3 [with object] Golf Hit (a ball) above its centre.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- The lie was not great and the shot was slightly thinned, the ball finishing as much as 40 feet past the cup.
- That was as close to the ball as you can get without thinning it.
- The other important moment of his round came soon after noon, when first he mishit his five-iron on the 17th, then thinned the ensuing bunker shot.
have a thin time
- British • informal Have an unpleasant period or experience.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- The men in green have had a thin time of it recently with injuries and absences stretching the squad to its limit.
- As elsewhere in the region, racing had a thin time during World War I and took time to recover.
- Our orchestras are having a thin time of it, and there is genuine concern as to how many orchestras will exist ten years from now.
on thin ice
- see ice.
- Used to refer to the state of being invisible or non-existent: she just vanished into thin airMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Immorality prevails as sympathy for the unfortunate diminishes into thin air.
- We've seen in the collapse of many technology companies that figures were plucked out of thin air.
- Teaching unions have also joined force to ask how millions of pounds have seemingly disappeared into thin air.
the thin blue line
- • informal Used to refer to the police, typically in the context of maintaining order during unrest: the thin blue line holds the frontier between chaos and civilian life, between crime and the American dreamMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Look at the tough new border controls and the co-ordination of European police forces manning the thin blue line against the horde.
- His self-assurance, generated by his exalted status within the department, is complete; it's what guides him during his regular sorties across the thin blue line, from order into chaos and back again.
- People living in rural areas need to take precautions and taking care also helps the police - the thin blue line in the countryside.
thin end of the wedge
- see wedge1.
thin on the ground
- see ground1.
thin on top
- • informal Balding: Eddie noticed he was getting thin on topMás ejemplos en oraciones
- I bought him a toupee once because he is a bit thin on top.
- She said particular attention should be paid to shoulders and the backs of feet - the most sensitive areas - while men going thin on top should always wear a hat or use sunblock.
- He was described as 5ft 7in tall, in his 40s or 50s, with light-coloured hair, which was thin on top.
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- She was delighted with the lightly-toasted brown bread and thinly sliced grilled tomatoes.
- Roll out the pastry thinly on a lightly floured surface and cut into rounds to line individual patty tins.
- His thinly veiled criticism of the management of the unit has been expressed more openly this weekend by the founder of the unit.
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- Anorexics pursue thinness without regard or acknowledgment of their emaciation and malnourishment.
- Jackson was all angles and possessed a stark thinness suggestive of angry starvation, whereas his sister was sleek.
- The main symptom of anorexia nervosa is the relentless pursuit of thinness through self-starvation, driven by an obsessive fear of being fat.
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- She's thinnish and ascetic-looking but quite attractive.
- The starters were poor, though, a thinnish seafood broth with chunks of tinned tomato expiring at the bottom and a ham hough terrine that, while chunkily rustic, contained too much gristle for comfort.
- Although a thinnish volume, be prepared to allow double the time it would usually take to read another book of similar length.
Old English thynne, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch dun and German dünn, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin tenuis.