thaw


thaw
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noun
ADJECTIVE
slow
sudden
spring, summer

The arctic shore remains frozen until the summer thaw.

THAW + VERB
arrive, begin, come

The plants will be ready for use when the spring thaw arrives.

PREPOSITION
during a/the thaw

The river often floods during the thaw.

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verb
ADVERB
completely

Make sure the meat has thawed completely before cooking.

partially
rapidly, slowly
a little (figurative)

Relations between the two countries thawed a little after the talks.

out

Has the meat thawed out yet?

Thaw is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑snow

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
(after freezing), , , , (something frozen),


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