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John Carpenter's 1982 remake of the 1950's classic.
Set in the winter of 1982 at a research station in Antarctica where a 12-man team finds an alien being thats been frozen in the ice for over 100,000 years. Unfrozen, the creature unleashed havoc and terror as it changes into the form of whatever being it consumes, allowing it to get, undetected into the presence of it's next victim.
Great film
by Winnie The Shit November 13, 2003
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What happens when a character in a movie or tv show says the title of that movie/tv show in it. Also known as a Title Drop.
Doc Brown (on TV): "We're sending you BACK TO THE FUTURE!"
Me: "Yo dude they did the thing!"
by Rice Menshorts November 03, 2013
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I will give the most mainstream definition now. Most people know The Thing as the comic character. He is orange with blue jeans and has super strength. Originally he was a WWII vet,Ben Grimes, who joined his friend Reed Richards on a space mission. During that mission, he Richards, Richards's wife and brother-in-law were exposed to radiation in space. This caused them to get super powers. In 2005, Michael Chiklis played The Thing and in 2015, Jamie Bell played The Thing. The Thing is loved among Marvel heroes. He gets positive reception for his portrayal as an outsider. He was ranked #18 on IGN's top 100 heroes list. Successful solo series of him was released.
This is the definition of The Thing which defines the comic version.

The Thing beat up Dr.Doom's minions last issue.
by Fabulous Max March 18, 2017
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the things that make it for the thing or things to be done
"Please send me the things so I can do the thing and submit."
by ProbablyAGhost September 01, 2016
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Engaging in sexual relations without performing intercourse. Defined by the character Arlene in Quentin Tarantino's "Death Proof" segment of the 2007 movie "Grindhouse." Also known as 'everything but.'
I forgot the condoms, so we had to settle for doing the thing. For a minute I thought I was back in high school.
by Delicious Josh November 28, 2007
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Kyle Ashleys mild word for cunt .... hes too much of a "pussy" to say the word.
i wanna touch "the thihng" but 8i dont know how to say it.
by Kyle Ashley May 16, 2003
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The thing is where you send a person a message with the face: .-.

and then they reply with the face: ._.

and that's the thing
You: okay .-.

Joshua: okay ._.

You: you did the thing!
by emilytherandomcat November 23, 2013
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