thaw - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/θɔː/
present tense
I/you/we/theythaw
he/she/itthaws
present participlethawing
past tensethawed
past participlethawed
  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
    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

    thaw

    or

    thaw out

    [intransitive/transitive] if frozen food thaws, or if you thaw it, it becomes softer and ready to cook
  3. 3

    thaw

    or

    thaw out

    [intransitive] if someone’s body or a part of it thaws, it becomes warmer after being very cold