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[θɪn] adj I
1) a thin object or material has only a short distance between two opposite sides, edges, or surfaces
a thin layer of dust[/ex]
Cut the tomatoes into thin slices.[/ex]
2) someone who is thin has very little fat on their body
Charles was thin and very tall.[/ex]
3) thin hair or fur grows with spaces between the individual hairs
a thin moustache[/ex]
4) a thin liquid contains mostly water, so that it flows easily
a plate of meat covered with thin gravy[/ex]
5) small in number or amount
It was a day of thin trading on the stock market.[/ex]
6) without much detail or many facts
The evidence for his theory is rather thin.[/ex]
7) thin air has less oxygen in it than usual
thin air — if something appears from thin air or disappears into thin air, it appears or disappears in a sudden mysterious way[/ex]
thin on the ground — not available in large amounts or numbers[/ex]
See:
Other ways of saying thinemaciated extremely thin because you have been ill, or because you do not have enough food to eat ■ lean/wiry thin and strong ■ skinny (informal) thin in a way that is not attractive ■ slender thin in a graceful way ■ slim thin in an attractive way ■ trim thin because you exercise regularly II
verb
thin [θɪn]
1) [I] to become less in number, amount, or thickness
As it grew dark, the crowd started to thin.[/ex]
Did you notice that his hair is thinning on top?[/ex]
2) [T] to make a thick liquid become less thick by adding water or another liquid to it
III
adv
thin [θɪn]
in a way that produces a thin layer or piece of something
Cut the cheese thin, so that it melts.[/ex]

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