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

Translation of thick in German:

adjective

  • 1
    (Linie)
    (with measurement)
    that's laying it on [a bit] thick [figurative]
    [colloquial]
    das ist ja wohl etwas dick aufgetragen
    [colloquial]
    isn't she laying it on a bit thick? [figurative]
    [colloquial]
    trägt sie da nicht ein bisschen zu dick auf?
    [colloquial]
    that's or it's a bit thick! (British English) [figurative]
    [colloquial]
    das ist ein starkes Stück!
    [colloquial]
    get the thick end of the stick
    [figurative]
    den schlechteren Teil erwischen
    have a thick skin
    [figurative] [colloquial]
    a rope two inches thick, a two-inch thick rope
    ein zwei Zoll starkes od. dickes Seil
  • 3 (filled) See examples:thick with
    voll von
    air thick with fog and smoke
    von Nebel und Rauch erfüllte Luft
    the air was thick with rumours
    überall gingen Gerüchte um
    the furniture was thick with dust
    auf den Möbeln lag eine dicke Staubschicht
  • 4 (of firm consistency)
    (Gallerte)
    dickflüssig
    (Sahne)
    (containing much solid matter)
    (Suppe, Schlamm, Brei, Kleister)
  • 5 [colloquial]
    (stupid)
    you're just plain thick
    du bist ganz einfach doof
    [colloquial]
    [as] thick as two short planks
  • 6 [colloquial] (intimate) See examples:be very thick with somebody
    mit jemandem dick befreundet sein
    [colloquial]
    be [as] thick as thieves
    [colloquial]
  • 8
    (numerous)
    they are thick/not exactly thick on the ground
    die gibt es wie Sand am Meer/die sind dünn gesät
    [colloquial]
  • 9
    (indistinct)
    his speech was thick
    (with drink)
    er sprach mit schwerer Zunge
    [formal]
  • 10 (marked) See examples:he has a thick German accent
    er hat einen starken deutschen Akzent

noun no pl., no indef. art.

  • in the thick of
    mitten in
    + Dat.
    in the thick of it or things
    mitten drin
    in the thick of the battle
    im dichtesten Kampfgetümmel
    she is always in the thick of things
    sie ist bei allem immer voll dabei
    [colloquial]
    stay with somebody/stick together through thick and thin
    mit jemandem/zusammen durch dick und dünn gehen

adverb

  • snow was falling thick
    es schneite dicke Flocken
    blows rained on him thick and fast
    die Schläge prasselten nur so auf ihn nieder
    job offers/complaints came in thick and fast
    es kam eine Flut von Stellenangeboten/Beschwerden

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