Meaning of “gel” in the English Dictionary

"gel" in English

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gelnoun [ U ]

uk /dʒel/ us /dʒel/


uk /dʒel/ us /dʒel/ -ll-

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:

They talked a lot about opening a restaurant, but their plans never gelled.

[ 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.

(Definition of “gel” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gel" in American English

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gelnoun [ U ]

us /dʒel/

gelverb [ I ]

us /dʒel/ -ll-

(of a liquid) to become thick:

As the pudding cooled, it began to gel.

(Definition of “gel” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)