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You want the pasta to still be a bit wet to help thicken the sauce. The Sun (2017)The starch in the spuds will thicken the sauce as it cooks. The Sun (2016)Gradually pour in the milk and continue whisking until the sauce has thickened and is smooth. The Sun (2016)Pour into a pan and stir continuously over a low heat until the mixture thickens into a custard. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Plot thickens Wildlife gardening is all about being a land detective. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As the mixture gradually thickens, you can add the oil a little more quickly. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A green pea soup was thickened with sour cream and then made bolder with chilli paste. The Sun (2016)Mix well, then place the pan over a low to medium heat and cook until the mixture has thickened to a sauce. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Turn the heat up and cook for 5 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Add the stock, increase the heat slightly, stirring as the flour thickens into thick onion gravy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The plot thickens when he vanishes and so does most of his work. The Sun (2006)The mixture will thicken and look lighter in colour. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The thick pith melts to thicken the liquid and the zest becomes the chunky bits. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Gradually stir in the flour to thicken it up. The Sun (2014)Stir in enough of the cornflour mixture to thicken slightly. The Sun (2014)Hands become thickened and leathery with excess skin. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You want the meat to be really soft and the sauce to thicken. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The plot thickens like a noxious smog. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Stir continuously until the mixture thickens to a light sauce consistency. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Blend in the cornflour paste to thicken the sauce. A Passion for Food (1989)The sauce will thicken up a bit on standing. The Sun (2012)Any other writer would have used him to thicken the plot. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Stir continuously over low heat until the mixture thickens to a light custard. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Carry on adding stock and stirring until the liquid has thickened and the rice is just al dente. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In time the whole nail becomes thickened as the infection spreads from the top of the toe towards its base. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It gives the right flavour and lustrous texture, all at once thickening the broth. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Choose clear soups rather than thickened or "cream of' ones. PCOS DIET BOOK: How you can use the nutritional approach to deal with polycystic ovary syndrome (2002)The starch thickened the liquid, resulting in a surprisingly subtle but moreish soup. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Add the wine, stirring as it thickens with the flour. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The dame drew up beside her and leaned hard against her, panting heavily in the thickened air. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEI used rice to thicken the soup and it gave it a light and creamy note. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But mucus thickens as cold air hits the upper airways, making it more difficult to expel the virus. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Strain the liquid from the meat and vegetables, and keep them warm in a hot serving dish while you thicken the broth. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Add the stock and chickpeas, bring to a steady simmer and cook for 5 minutes until the broth has thickened a little. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'thicken'
British English: thicken VERB
When you thicken a liquid or when it thickens, it becomes stiffer and more solid.
Thicken the broth with the cornflour.
Definition of thicken from the Collins English Dictionary
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