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phrasal verb [intransitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theymelt away
he/she/itmelts away
present participlemelting away
past tensemelted away
past participlemelted away

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  1. 1
    same as melt (sense 2)

    I suddenly felt sorry for him and my anger melted away.

    melt away into:

    The lioness and her cubs melted away into the jungle.

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