[ US /ˈθɔ/ ]
[ UK /θˈɔː/ ]
  1. the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid
    the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours
    the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster
  2. a relaxation or slackening of tensions or reserve; becoming less hostile
    the thaw between the United States and Russia has led to increased cooperation in world affairs
  3. warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt
    they welcomed the spring thaw
  1. become or cause to become soft or liquid
    The heat melted the wax
    The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase
    the ice thawed
    The sun melted the ice
    the ice cream melted
    dethaw the meat
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How To Use thaw In A Sentence

  • Would it work, after all the freezing and thawing and refreezing? GRACE
  • If they dethaw in an uncontrolled manner, they could send a flood of natural gas to the top of the ocean surface and potentially ignite. Reuters: Top News
  • Waxy starch gels form a paste at lower temperatures, swell with more water than regular or partially waxy starches, and don't lose water during freezing and thawing.
  • Some species with large mouths and small bills, such as nighthawks, whip-poor wills, and the aptly named frogmouth owls, open their bills wide as they fly into insects, and the prey is captured in the birds’ gaping maws.
  • Thaw bread dough according to package directions.
  • Then, billionaire investor Warren Buffett, whose annual letter to shareholders is one of the most widely read in investing circles worldwide, told the 35,000 shareholders attending Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting that they needed to read Dimon's letter. CEO Jamie Dimon steers JPMorgan Chase through crisis
  • Operation Nighthawk, " for instance, showed that someone grabbing a cab at Kennedy Airport runs a 66% risk of being overcharged for a ride to Manhattan.
  • They made fireless camps above timber line, thawing their meat rations with the heat of their bodies before they could eat .... weary ghosts in a dead world. “I am only a wild girl, and I am afraid of the world....”
  • Being so close to the Pacific means that the weather can be dicey: perishing cold, low cloud and sudden thaws on the lower slopes.
  • The sun at noon thawed the snow on the roof.
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