Translation of thick in Spanish:


grueso, adj.

Pronunciation /θɪk//θɪk/

adjectivethickest, thicker

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    • 1.1

      (book/fabric/layer) grueso
      (layer/book/fabric) gordo informal
      it's 5cm thick tiene 5cm de espesor / de grosor
      • an inch-thick layer una capa de una pulgada de espesor / de grosor
      • The ice that covers the surface is probably too thick to allow sunlight through.
      • How fantastic it would be to wake up on Christmas morning, pull back the curtains and see the landscape covered by a thick layer of snow.
      • A scar ran from above his right eye, across his nose and mouth, and ended just below the left side of his thick lips.
      • The wood floor creaked as they explored the old furniture and boxes that had dust inches thick layering them.
      • I arrived about fifteen minutes early, and leaned against a thick tree, closing my eyes for a moment.
      • I closed the thick oak door and peered in the little window.
      • The district woke up to a thick blanket of snow this morning as the winter entered its most bitter phase.
      • I came very close to picking the thick tome up the other day, but some stubborn impulse in me resisted.
      • It was mid-December, cold, and a thick blanket of snow covered everything.
      • The burgers they dine on are suitably beefy without being too big, with stacks of thick fries on the side.
      • To the south there are high mountains, covered in thick spring snow.
      • Beneath his arm, he carried a thick, leather-bound book; it's title scrawled on the cover in an embellished silver font.
      • A thick blanket of snow thwarted the efforts of search and rescue teams hunting for the missing girl yesterday, prolonging the agony for her family.
      • There was a thick layer of dust on the top of the television.
      • She looked across her room to the desk on the other side, the thick book on top of it waiting to be read.
      • She laughed, then entered, the thick door closing behind her.
      • No one had visited here for a long time and everything was covered by a thick layer of dust and the musty smell that accompanied a dwelling no one inhabited anymore.
      • I looked down to see new footprints in the thick layer of dust.
      • The room was covered in a thick layer of dust, and it looked as though no one had been there in years, but whoever had been there last was surely not welcome.
      • Her light footsteps could be seen in the thick blanket of snow.

    • 1.2(in consistency)

      (cream/sauce/soup) espeso
      • In some cases, they have been burnt by leaking mustard gas, which, despite its name, is a thick, viscous liquid.
      • The soups were equally good; the potato soup was thick and creamy and was served in a deep bowl with a generous helping of croutons.
      • Once it has the consistency of thick cream, pour into warm sterilised jars.
      • Mix all the ingredients to form a thick batter of pouring consistency.
      • It was just the right consistency, neither too thick nor too watery, and the eggplant itself was thinly sliced and tender.
      • This is a thick substance that is applied in two coats and will create a water barrier on your wall.
      • Return the strained liquid to the saucepan and reduce to a thick syrup.
      • My main meal came with well seasoned roasted potatoes, nice firm courgettes in thick tomato sauce, and mildly spiced yam.
      • It should have the consistency of a thick paste.
      • Everything seems so far away, and if feels as though I'm dragging myself through thick liquid.
      • The dough should have the consistency of thick mayonnaise.
      • She spooned some of the thick liquid into a spoon and handed it to him.
      • As he pulled his black sweater off, I could see a steady flow of thick red liquid seeping freely from his left shoulder.
      • Mix the clay with a little water until it is the consistency of very thick oatmeal.
      • Add salt, pepper and cream and reduce to a thick, creamy consistency.
      • It is more appetising than it sounds, having the creamy white consistency of thick mayonnaise.
      • Using a small balloon whisk, mix in enough oil to give a thick emulsion.
      • Glycerin is a thick liquid with a sweet taste that is found in fats and oils and is the primary triglyceride found in coconut and olive oil.
      • Beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract together in a bowl until the mixture is thick and creamy and coats the back of a spoon.
      • If the soup is too thick, add a little water until the desired consistency is achieved.
      • Cook for a few minutes longer until the lamb and zucchini are both tender and the mixture has the consistency of a thick sauce.

    • 1.3(dense)

      (vegetation) espeso
      (vegetation) denso
      (hedge/fur) tupido
      (fog/smoke) espeso
      (fog/smoke) denso
      (beard/eyebrows) poblado
      she has thick hair tiene mucho pelo
      • The city is blanketed today by large, thick clouds of smoke, the sun not able to pierce through at all today.
      • The dust storms are so thick that you just can't even see your hand in front of your face.
      • It is an area dense with the thick woods and craggy terrain of a largely virgin Arctic rain forest.
      • He was tall and lanky, with small round glasses and a close cap of thick curls.
      • It was raining here for much of the day, and when there wasn't rain, there were thick clouds in the air.
      • She was fair-skinned, her eyes closed under thick eyelashes.
      • The room is bathed in a yellow light, made dim by the thick haze of smoke hanging from the ceiling.
      • Even though I have pretty simple hair - thick and straight - I'm nervous about how it's going to look.
      • The lowering clouds develop into thick fog, then break into dazzling sunlight.
      • Television footage showed lava flowing out of the crater while thick clouds of smoke rose upwards and a large fireball burst into the night sky.
      • At the end of the three-hour journey, the thick forests thin out revealing a much-used pathway which slopes abruptly to the bed of a nearby river.
      • I turned off the paved road into a dirt track, snaking through the thick forest alongside a bubbly creek.
      • Then we plunged into thick forest for the final descent to the village.
      • As the sun slowly rose into the sky, its blinding rays of light were filtered through the thick mists and clouds.
      • The slopes are covered with thick forests while the basins hold orchards, fields and picturesque hamlets.
      • They could see an immense mountain that stretched up into heavy thick clouds.
      • As she gazed out into the expanse she saw nothing of the thick silver fog, or the dark grey water.
      • The blue-gray smoke of cigars thickened the already thick air.
      • His features were fine and the hair that was tied loosely behind his head was thick and a rich dark brown.
      • Then, they saw a thick cloud of smoke whirl heavenwards.
      • They could no longer see the town but they could see thick clouds of smoke wafting up in the distance.
      • The road twisted and turned up and around the mountains, and soon I was surrounded by thick forest.
      • Far away behind the hill, at the edge of a thick forest, the brown water of a stream flowed rapidly.
      • Nelson frowned, his thick eyebrows pulling together into a solid line.
      • The forest was filled with dense fog, so thick that I couldn't see more than a few feet in front of me.
      • Tall palm trees and thick forests of cactuses give travellers the impression that they are staying in a tropical region.
      • The air was thick and murky, and she began to imagine horrible things coming for her.
      • Smoke also blew in the direction of Downpatrick, where a thick cloud of smoke also covered the town's Market Street.
      • We sped along a busy dual carriageway, lined with thick bushes and rocky outcrops.
      • They are large, burrowing, nocturnal animals, with strong claws and a thick coat.
      • Rain, heavy cloud cover and thick fog in the area had prompted Albania's prime minister to cancel his own flight to the conference.
      • Claustrophobia and dread permeate the air like the thick mist around the mansion.
      • It simply continued, going on towards infinity until finally the air itself was so thick as to be opaque.
      • By dawn, when we can see a little, we realise that we are in the midst of thick forests.
      • He had a goatee and thick eyebrows that hung over dark eyes.
      • Gauls and Germans used the thick forests of northern Europe to hide from Caesar's legions and to ambush them when opportunities arose.
      • So far the scenery around her had been thick fur trees and dense foliage.
      • The rich thick forest cover around the Etna region is an added attraction to the tourists.
      • His thick eyebrows draw closer to his nose as he smiles with his yellow teeth.
      • To Jude she looked like an angel, with her dark locks encircling her face and her eyes closed and edged in thick lashes.
      • He couldn't see a thing, as the moon hid behind the clouds and thick fog.
      • At one point a section of the harbour was cordoned off amid fears of exploding diesel as thick clouds of smoke and fumes billowed across Cartron Bay.

  • 2to be thick with

    (covered, filled)
    estar lleno de
    thick with dust lleno de polvo
    • thick with smoke cargado / lleno de humo
    • thick with tourists atestado de turistas
    • The air is often thick with fine particulates that coat filters and adhere to fluid spills.
    • The gardens were in full bloom, and the air was thick with the sweet scent of flowers.
    • It is one of very few neighbourhoods where the air is thick with the stench of rotting bin bags.
    • The air was thick with grit and smoke, its acidic taste coating the insides of her mouth.
    • The red rug that covered almost the entire width of the hall was thick with dust.
    • It reminded me of the days when I attended marketing meetings where the air was thick with such terms.
    • The stables were quiet and musty, and the air was thick with the warm smell of horses.
    • Throughout the weeks of Advent the news has been thick with rumours of war.
    • The trees stretched overhead while the ground beneath them was thick with shrubs and grasses.
    • The alley was so thick with smoke that Carter could hardly see the men making it.
    • There was a long silence that hung in the air and made it thick with dread and worry.
    • The autumn air is thick with assertions that the Prime Minister's luck is finally running out.
    • I ran out of the bedroom and saw the hallway absolutely thick with black smoke.
    • The air was thick with incense smoke from joss sticks and everyone was eating.
    • They lived on the boat for days or weeks at a time, passing by quiet, unnamed islands thick with trees.
    • It was the morning of the house tournament and the air was already thick with anticipation.
    • Anyway he says the whole region is thick with tens of thousands of troops dug in for the long haul.
    • The air is often thick with the perfume of jasmine and orange blossom.
    • However, the air was sometimes so thick with dust that it was almost impossible to breathe.
    • The air around them was thick with dust and age as they descended a narrow set of spiral stone stairs.
    • It was light, and birds were singing, but the sky was thick with early-morning clouds.
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    (accent) fuerte
    (accent) marcado
    with a thick voice (from drink) con voz pastosa
    • His co-workers didn't have a problem with that, or his thick accent, he said.
    • The priest's accent is thick, and he falters in his memorized patter about the church's attempts to overcome poverty and prejudice.
    • The guy had spoken with a thick accent which made it hard to understand his words.
    • He speaks with a thick south German accent that is difficult to understand, even if you speak German.
    • It had also taken Katrina a while to grow accustomed to Hazel's thick accent, but after a few weeks of it, Katrina had come to like her voice.
    • She speaks with a thick middle European accent, and she is difficult to understand.
    • The actors are especially unhappy about the scene where the asylum seeker meets the English girl's parents and they cannot understand a word he says because of his thick accent.
    • Plus, my accent was so thick that it was hard for the teachers to understand me.
    • It was not hard to recognize Delilah's voice, nor Angel's thick accent as they talked, though it was harder to understand what they said.
    • ‘Yeah, you left your bag in my cab,’ he says in a thick Brooklyn accent.
    • A tall, heavy-set man with a thick accent then reached his hand out toward us.
    • He had a thick Liverpudlian accent which made it harder to understand and he was going into some detail about what had happened.
    • He could always tell a new immigrant, and he could prove it by their weak English and thick accents.
    • He realized that the girl had a thick accent, but could not place it.
    • His accent was thick, and she had no idea where it came from.
    • Thoughtful and articulate with a warming, thick Scouse accent Nick has some pretty candid views about life and rock 'n' roll.
    • ‘I would say we're pop rock,’ she says in a thick accent that gives away her Paisley background.
    • He had a thick Italian accent but I could understand it for the most part.
    • Finally, I hear a thick Middle Eastern accent asking me what I'd like.
    • The accent was thick, exotic and lilting, and sounded as if it came from the south.
  • 4

    • 4.1informal (stupid)

      burro informal
      corto informal
      • At times he was stupid, but he was never thick enough to mess with her.
      • He wasn't complaining either; Ashley and Harmony seemed to get along fine, though Mark could tell Harmony thought Ashley was a bit thick.
      • I might be being a bit thick here but I don't get what ‘women like me’ means.
      • At least, it might look that way if you were a bit thick.
      • Now, excuse me if I'm being a bit thick here but haven't both of these ideas been around for donkeys' years?
      • She is nothing but a stupid, old woman with an extremely thick skull, through which nothing can penetrate.
      • I used to think it was me being stupid and thick; the teachers used to call me that a lot.
      • The look of murderous, seething fury on my face must have finally sunk into his thick bovine head, because he turned and left.
      • Up until then I'd just been branded as the thick, stupid farmer's son.
      • I blinked my eyes blearily and opened my mouth to yawn; I felt thick and slow.
      • Was he plain stupid, thick or did he just want to die?
      • All I could think was that the author must think I'm too slow and thick to work it out for myself.
      • She was gorgeous, and yet she was as thick and unintelligent as a sheep.
      • He paused, waiting for the cruel and actually childishly stupid words to sink into my thick brain.
      • Everybody thinks he's a bit thick, but it shows he has got some brains.
      • I particularly like kids' fiction (mainly because I'm a bit thick and it's easy to read).

    • 4.2informal (close)

      to be thick (with sb) estar a partir un piñón (con algn)
      • he's very thick with the boss el jefe y él son uña y carne / (humorous) uña y mugre
      • He seems very thick with him.
      • ‘He has a fair chance of success, too, for he seems very thick with Floyd, and it's a good thing to have a friend at headquarters,’ observed the Colonel.


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    he slices the bread too thick corta el pan demasiado grueso
    • the bread was spread thick with jam el pan tenía una capa gruesa de mermelada


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    she likes to be in the thick of things le gusta estar donde está la acción
    • in the thick of the brawl en lo más reñido de la pelea
    • in the thick of night en plena noche