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thick
British English: /θɪk/
American English: /θɪk/

Translation of thick in French:

adjective

  • 1
    (piece, layer, material, garment, liquid, paste, snow, hair, eyebrows, lips, features, make-up)
    (forest, vegetation, fog)
    (beard)
    (accent) (before n)
    (voice)
    (from sore throat, cold)
    (from alcohol)
    to be 6 cm thick
    faire 6 cm d'épaisseur
    how thick is the wall/this piece of steel?
    quelle est l'épaisseur du mur/de ce morceau d'acier?
    a 6 cm-thick piece of wood
    un morceau de bois de 6 cm d'épaisseur
    to make [something] thicker
    (soup, sauce)
    to be thick with
    être plein de
    (smoke, noise)
    a river thick with rubbish
    une rivière pleine de détritus
    fields thick with poppies
    des champs couverts de coquelicots
    the air was thick with insults
    les insultes fusaient
    the table was thick with dust
    la table était couverte d'une épaisse couche de poussière
    the ground was thick with ants
    le sol grouillait de fourmis
    to have a thick head (from hangover)
    (from cold, flu)
    avoir le cerveau embrumé
    a fog so thick you could cut it with a knife
  • 2
    [informal]
    (stupid) I can't get it into his thick head ou skull (informal) that …
    je n'arrive pas à lui enfoncer dans la tête or le crâne que …
  • 3
    [informal]
    (friendly) See examples: they're very thick (with each other) Tom is very thick with Anne
    Tom et Anne sont très liés
  • 4
    [informal]
    (unreasonable) See examples: it's a bit thick expecting me to do that!
    c'est un peu fort or raide (informal) d'espérer que je ferai ça!

adverb

  • don't spread the butter on too thick
    ne mets pas trop de beurre
    the bread was sliced thick
    le pain était coupé en tranches épaisses
    her hair fell thick and straight to her shoulders
    ses cheveux épais et raides tombaient sur ses épaules
    the snow lay thick on the ground
    il y avait une épaisse couche de neige sur le sol

Idioms

[informal]
to lay it on thick

offers of help are coming in thick and fast

des propositions d'aide affluent de toutes parts
his tears fell thick and fast
de grosses larmes lui coulaient sur les joues

through thick and thin

to be in the thick of

être au plus fort or au beau milieu de
(battle, fighting)
être au beau milieu de
(crowd)

when the riots broke out I found myself in the thick of things

quand les émeutes ont éclaté je me suis retrouvé pris au milieu
blood brick ground plank thief

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