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Thick vs. Plump

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Thickadjective

Relatively great in extent from one surface to the opposite in its smallest solid dimension.

Plumpnoun

The sound of a sudden heavy fall.

Thickadjective

Measuring a certain number of units in this dimension.

‘I want some planks that are two inches thick.’;

Plumpnoun

(obsolete) A knot or cluster; a group; a crowd.

‘a plump of trees, fowls, or spears’;

Thickadjective

Heavy in build; thickset.

‘He had such a thick neck that he had to turn his body to look to the side.’;

Plumpadjective

Having a full and rounded shape; chubby, somewhat overweight.

‘a plump baby;’; ‘plump cheeks’;

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Thickadjective

Densely crowded or packed.

‘We walked through thick undergrowth.’;

Plumpadjective

Fat.

Thickadjective

Having a viscous consistency.

‘My mum’s gravy was thick but at least it moved about.’;

Plumpadjective

Sudden and without reservation; blunt; direct; downright.

Thickadjective

Abounding in number.

‘The room was thick with reporters.’;

Plumpverb

(intransitive) To grow plump; to swell out.

‘Her cheeks have plumped.’;

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Thickadjective

Impenetrable to sight.

‘We drove through thick fog.’;

Plumpverb

(transitive) To make plump; to fill (out) or support; often with up.

‘to plump oysters or scallops by placing them in fresh or brackish water’;

Thickadjective

Difficult to understand, or poorly articulated.

‘We had difficulty understanding him with his thick accent.’;

Plumpverb

(transitive) To cast or let drop all at once, suddenly and heavily.

‘to plump a stone into water’;

Thickadjective

(informal) Stupid.

‘He was as thick as two short planks.’;

Plumpverb

(intransitive) To give a plumper (kind of vote).

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Thickadjective

(informal) Friendly or intimate.

‘They were as thick as thieves.’;

Plumpverb

(transitive) To give (a vote), as a plumper.

Thickadjective

Deep, intense, or profound.

‘Thick darkness.’;

Plumpverb

(used with for) To favor or decide in favor of something.

Thickadjective

troublesome; unreasonable

Plumpverb

(intransitive) To drop or fall suddenly or heavily, all at once.

Thickadjective

Curvy and voluptuous, and especially having large hips.

Plumpadverb

Directly; suddenly; perpendicularly.

Thickadverb

In a thick manner.

‘Snow lay thick on the ground.’;

Plumpadjective

Well rounded or filled out; full; fleshy; fat; as, a plump baby; plump cheeks.

‘The god of wine did his plump clusters bring.’;

Thickadverb

Thickly.

‘Bread should be sliced thick to make toast.’;

Plumpadjective

Done or made plump, or suddenly and without reservation; blunt; unreserved; direct; downright.

‘After the plump statement that the author was at Erceldoune and spake with Thomas.’;

Thickadverb

Frequently; in great numbers.

‘The arrows flew thick and fast around us.’;

Plumpnoun

A knot; a cluster; a group; a crowd; a flock; as, a plump of trees, fowls, or spears.

‘To visit islands and the plumps of men.’;

Thicknoun

The thickest, or most active or intense, part of something.

‘It was mayhem in the thick of battle.’;

Plumpverb

To grow plump; to swell out; as, her cheeks have plumped.

Thicknoun

A thicket.

Plumpverb

To drop or fall suddenly or heavily, all at once.

Thicknoun

(slang) A stupid person; a fool.

Plumpverb

To give a plumper. See Plumper, 2.

Thickverb

To thicken.

Plumpverb

To make plump; to fill (out) or support; - often with up.

‘To plump up the hollowness of their history with improbable miracles.’;

Thickadjective

Measuring in the third dimension other than length and breadth, or in general dimension other than length; - said of a solid body; as, a timber seven inches thick.

‘Were it as thick as is a branched oak.’; ‘My little finger shall be thicker than my father's loins.’;

Plumpverb

To cast or let drop all at once, suddenly and heavily; as, to plump a stone into water.

Thickadjective

Having more depth or extent from one surface to its opposite than usual; not thin or slender; as, a thick plank; thick cloth; thick paper; thick neck.

Plumpverb

To give (a vote), as a plumper. See Plumper, 2.

Thickadjective

Dense; not thin; inspissated; as, thick vapors. Also used figuratively; as, thick darkness.

‘Make the gruel thick and slab.’;

Plumpadverb

Directly; suddenly; perpendicularly.

Thickadjective

Not transparent or clear; hence, turbid, muddy, or misty; as, the water of a river is apt to be thick after a rain.

Plumpnoun

the sound of a sudden heavy fall

Thickadjective

Abundant, close, or crowded in space; closely set; following in quick succession; frequently recurring.

‘The people were gathered thick together.’; ‘Black was the forest; thick with beech it stood.’;

Plumpverb

drop sharply;

‘The stock market plummeted’;

Thickadjective

Not having due distinction of syllables, or good articulation; indistinct; as, a thick utterance.

Plumpverb

set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise;

‘He planked the money on the table’; ‘He planked himself into the sofa’;

Thickadjective

Deep; profound; as, thick sleep.

Plumpverb

make fat or plump;

‘We will plump out that poor starving child’;

Thickadjective

Dull; not quick; as, thick of fearing.

‘His dimensions to any thick sight were invincible.’;

Plumpverb

give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number;

‘I plumped for the losing candidates’;

Thickadjective

Intimate; very friendly; familiar.

‘We have been thick ever since.’;

Plumpadjective

euphemisms for slightly fat;

‘a generation ago...buxom actresses were popular’; ‘chubby babies’; ‘pleasingly plump’;

Thicknoun

The thickest part, or the time when anything is thickest.

‘In the thick of the dust and smoke.’;

Plumpadverb

straight down especially heavily or abruptly;

‘the anchor fell plump into the sea’; ‘we dropped the rock plump into the water’;

Thicknoun

A thicket; as, gloomy thicks.

‘Through the thick they heard one rudely rush.’; ‘He through a little window cast his sightThrough thick of bars, that gave a scanty light.’; ‘Through thick and thin she followed him.’; ‘He became the panegyrist, through thick and thin, of a military frenzy.’;

Thickadverb

Frequently; fast; quick.

Thickadverb

Closely; as, a plat of ground thick sown.

Thickadverb

To a great depth, or to a greater depth than usual; as, land covered thick with manure.

Thickverb

To thicken.

‘The nightmare Life-in-death was she,Who thicks man's blood with cold.’;

Thicknoun

the location of something surrounded by other things;

‘in the midst of the crowd’;

Thickadjective

not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions;

‘an inch thick’; ‘a thick board’; ‘a thick sandwich’; ‘spread a thick layer of butter’; ‘thick coating of dust’; ‘thick warm blankets’;

Thickadjective

closely crowded together;

‘a compact shopping center’; ‘a dense population’; ‘thick crowds’;

Thickadjective

relatively dense in consistency;

‘thick cream’; ‘thick soup’; ‘thick smoke’; ‘thick fog’;

Thickadjective

spoken as if with a thick tongue;

‘the thick speech of a drunkard’; ‘his words were slurred’;

Thickadjective

wide from side to side;

‘a heavy black mark’;

Thickadjective

hard to pass through because of dense growth;

‘dense vegetation’; ‘thick woods’;

Thickadjective

(of darkness) very intense;

‘thick night’; ‘thick darkness’; ‘a face in deep shadow’; ‘deep night’;

Thickadjective

abundant;

‘a thick head of hair’;

Thickadjective

heavy and compact in form or stature;

‘a wrestler of compact build’; ‘he was tall and heavyset’; ‘stocky legs’; ‘a thick middle-aged man’; ‘a thickset young man’;

Thickadjective

(used informally) associated on close terms;

‘a close friend’; ‘the bartender was chummy with the regular customers’; ‘the two were thick as thieves for months’;

Thickadjective

used informally

Thickadjective

abundantly covered or filled;

‘the top was thick with dust’;

Thickadverb

with a thick consistency;

‘the blood was flowing thick’;

Thickadverb

in quick succession;

‘misfortunes come fast and thick’;

Thickadjective

with opposite sides or surfaces that are far or relatively far apart

‘the walls are 5 feet thick’; ‘thick slices of bread’; ‘thick metal cables’;

Thickadjective

(of a garment or other knitted or woven item) made of heavy material

‘a thick sweater’;

Thickadjective

(of writing or printing) consisting of broad lines

‘a headline in thick black type’;

Thickadjective

made up of a large number of things or people close together

‘the road winds through thick forest’; ‘his hair was long and thick’;

Thickadjective

densely filled or covered with

‘the air was thick with tension’; ‘the ground was thick with yellow leaves’;

Thickadjective

(of the air or atmosphere, or a substance in the air) opaque, dense, or heavy

‘a motorway pile-up in thick fog’; ‘a thick cloud of smoke’;

Thickadjective

(of a person's head) having a dull pain or heavy feeling, especially as a result of a hangover or illness

‘influenza can cause a thick head’; ‘Stephen woke late, his head thick and his mouth sour’;

Thickadjective

(of a liquid or a semi-liquid substance) relatively firm in consistency; not flowing freely

‘thick mud’;

Thickadjective

of low intelligence; stupid

‘he's a bit thick’;

Thickadjective

(of a voice) not clear or distinct; hoarse or husky

‘Guy's voice was thick with desire’; ‘a snarling thick voice’;

Thickadjective

(of an accent) very marked and difficult to understand

‘a thick French accent’;

Thickadjective

having a very close, friendly relationship

‘he's very thick with the new master’;

Thicknoun

the most active or crowded part of something

‘we were in the thick of the battle’;

Thickadverb

in or with deep, dense, or heavy mass

‘bread spread thick with butter’;

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