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gel

noun [U] uk   /dʒel/ us  
a thick, clear, liquid substance, especially one used on the hair or body: shower gel hair gel

gel

verb uk   /dʒel/ (-ll-) us  

gel verb (BECOME FIRM)

[I] ( US also jell) to change from a liquid into a thick, soft solid [I] ( US also jell) If an idea or situation gels, it starts to become more clear and fixed: The race issue gelled in the 1960s. [I] ( US also jell) If two or more people gel, they form a good relationship or become friends: The team really gelled during the first few games of the season.

gel verb (ON HAIR)

[T] to put gel on your hair: He had spiky, light brown hair, shaved at the sides and gelled on top.
Translations of “gel”
in Spanish gel…
in Korean 젤…
in Arabic هُلام…
in Portuguese gel (de banho/de cabelo)…
in Catalan gel…
in Japanese ジェル…
in Italian gel…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指用於洗髮或護膚的)凝膠,凍膠…
in Russian гель…
in Turkish jel, jöle…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指用于洗发或护肤的)凝胶,冻胶…
in Polish żel…
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