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verb thaw pronunciation in American English /θɔ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theythaw
he/she/itthaws
present participlethawing
past tensethawed
past participlethawed

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  1. 1

    thaw

    or

    thaw out

    [intransitive/transitive] if ice or snow thaws, or if something thaws it, it becomes warmer and changes into liquid
    Thawing sea ice in the Arctic can trigger climate change.
    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] if the weather thaws, it becomes warmer and causes ice or snow to change into liquid
      It has finally started to thaw.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to become more friendly
    Stefan began to thaw a little after he felt more comfortable with the situation.
  3. 3

    thaw

    or

    thaw out

    [intransitive/transitive] if frozen food thaws, or if you thaw it, it becomes softer and ready to cook
    Take the ice cream out of the freezer now so it’ll be thawed out in time for dinner.
    The leaflet tells you all about storing and thawing frozen food.
  4. 4

    thaw

    or

    thaw out

    [intransitive] if someones body or a part of it thaws, it becomes warmer after being very cold
    My fingers are beginning to thaw out now.

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