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  • adj.薄的;细的;瘦的;稀少的
  • v.使变淡;变稀疏;变稀少;(使)变稀薄
  • adv.薄薄地
  • n.细小部分
  • Web稀薄的;薄款皮衣
Comparative Degree:thinner  Superlative:thinnest  Simple Present:thins  Present Participle:thinning  Past Tense:thinned  
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adj.
薄;细not thick
1.
薄的;细的having a smaller distance between opposite sides or surfaces than other similar objects or than normal
Cut the vegetables into thin strips.
把菜切成细条。
A number of thin cracks appeared in the wall.
墙上出现了许多细裂缝。
The body was hidden beneath a thin layer of soil.
尸体被埋在薄薄的一层土下面。
a thin blouse(= of light cloth)
薄薄的女衬衫
not fat
2.
瘦的not covered with much flesh
He was tall and thin, with dark hair.
他又高又瘦,满头黑发。
She was looking pale and thin.
她面黄肌瘦。
He is as thin as a rake(= very thin) .
他骨瘦如柴。
thin legs
细腿
毛发hair
3.
稀少的;稀疏的not growing closely together or in large amounts
thin grey hair
稀疏的花白头发
液体liquid
4.
稀薄的;淡的containing more liquid than is normal or expected
The sauce was thin and tasteless.
这酱汁淡而无味。
smoke
5.
能见度较高的;稀薄的fairly easy to see through
They fought their way through where the smoke was thinner.
他们挣扎着从烟雾稀薄的地方逃了出去。
空气air
6.
稀薄的;含氧少的containing less oxygen than normal
声音sound
7.
微弱的;尖细的;有气无力的high and weak
Her thin voice trailed off into silence.
她的声音越来越弱直至毫无声息。
微笑smile
8.
不真心实意的;冷淡的not sincere or enthusiastic
He gave a thin smile.
他淡然一笑。
light
9.
微弱的;暗淡的not very bright
the thin grey light of dawn
浅灰色的晨曦
劣质poor quality
10.
质量差的;空乏的;拙劣的of poor quality; lacking an important quality
a thin excuse(= one that people are not likely to believe)
站不住脚的借口
Their arguments all sound a little thin to me.
他们的论据我听起来都觉得有点儿缺乏说服力。
IDM
be skating/walking on thin ice
履薄冰;冒风险to be taking a risk
disappear, vanish, etc. into thin air
消失得无影无踪;不翼而飞;悄然而逝to disappear suddenly in a mysterious way
have a thin time (of it)
(informal)
遇到许多麻烦;过得不顺to have many problems or difficulties to deal with; to not be successful
out of thin air
凭空;无中生有地from nowhere or nothing, as if by magic
the thin end of the wedge
(不好的事物的)端倪,冰山一角an event or action that is the beginning of sth more serious and/or unpleasant
He's starting to get a little thin on top(= he's losing his hair) .
他开始有点谢顶了。
thin on top
(informal)
头发稀疏;谢顶without much hair on the head
He's starting to get a little thin on top(= he's losing his hair) .
他开始有点谢顶了。
a thin skin
脸皮薄;顾及脸面the lack of ability to accept criticism, insults, etc. without becoming upset
adv.
1.
薄薄地in a way that produces a thin piece or layer of sth
Don't spread it too thin.
不要涂得太薄。
I like my bread sliced thin.
我喜欢吃切成薄片的面包。
v.
液体liquid
1.
[t]
~ sth (down) (with sth)
(掺水等)使稀薄,使变淡to make a liquid less thick or strong by adding water or another substance
Thin the paint with water.
用水把颜料调稀。
毛发of hair
2.
[i]
变稀疏;变稀少to become less thick
a middle-aged man with thinning hair
头发逐渐稀少的中年男子
变稀少become less thick
3.
[i][t]
(使)变稀薄,变稀疏,变少to become less thick or fewer in number; to make sth less thick or fewer, for example by removing some things or people
The clouds thinned and the moon shone through.
云层渐稀,透出了月光。
The crowd had thinned out and only a few people were left.
人群渐渐散去,只剩下几个人。
Thin out the seedlings to about 10cm apart.
把秧苗间成相隔 10 厘米。

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