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thus / [voicedth]əs/ • adv. poetic/lit. or formal 1. as a result or consequence of this; therefore: Burke knocked out Byrne, thus becoming champion. 2. in the manner now being indicated or exemplified; in this way: she phoned Susan, and while she was thus engaged, Charles summoned the doctor. 3. to this point; so: the Web site has been cracked three times thus far.