thaw

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
thaw

Third-person singular
thaws

Past tense
thawed

Past participle
thawed

Present participle
thawing

  1. (intransitive) If something thaws, it warms and melts.
    She took the meat out of the freezer to thaw.
    The ice on the roads thawed as the temperatures rose.

Noun[change]

Singular
thaw

Plural
thaws

  1. (countable) A thaw is a time when the temperature warms after a long cold time.
    The spring thaw melted all the snow.
  2. (countable) A thaw is a time when the relationship between to people or groups improves after a bad relationship.
    The relation between North Korea and South Korea is beginning to thaw.