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thank / [unvoicedth]angk/ • v. [tr.] express gratitude to (someone), esp. by saying “Thank you”: Mac thanked her for the meal and left. ∎  used ironically to assign blame or responsibility for something: you have only yourself to thank for the plight you are in. PHRASES: I will thank you to do something used to make a request or command and implying a reproach or annoyance: I'll thank you not to interrupt me again. thank goodness (or God or heavens) an expression of relief: thank goodness no one was badly injured. thank one's lucky stars feel grateful for one's good fortune.