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  • v  make thick or thicker
  • v  become thick or thicker
    The sauce thickened
  • v  make viscous or dense
    thicken the sauce by adding flour

  • When the sun goes down, the crowds thicken outside the 80-odd cantinas along the avenue, and pulsing jock-rock mingles with the aroma of stale beer and fresh vomit to form .
  • A bit dismayed, Swayze got rid of most of the television make-up he had been wearing, added a toupee to thicken out his sparse thatch, set himself to cultivating an air of .
  • With each passing year (maybe even up to age 40) myelin sheaths thicken, much like tree rings.

  • Charles Schumer in Forbes
    The plot continues to thicken,said Sen. Charles Schumer, DN.Y. "No one believes any more these US attorneys were fired for any good reason, and we will start to uncover the real truth at our hearing on Tuesday."
  • Gordon Brown in
    I can confirm that we will move to a new force level of 9,500 - the extra troops will deploy in early December to thicken the UK troop presence in central Helmand,Brown said in a televised address to parliament on Monday.
  • Shawne Williams in Indianapolis Star
    I just hope the thin ice don't break,Williams said this afternoon after the first workout of the Pacers rookie and free agent camp. "I'm going to do everything in my power to keep it thin and try to thicken it up a little bit."

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