Definition of thicken in English:


Syllabification: thick·en
Pronunciation: /ˈTHikən


Make or become thick or thicker: [with object]: thicken the sauce with flour [no object]: the fog had thickened
More 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
  • 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.

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