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meltverb

uk   /melt/ us   /melt/
  • melt verb (BECOME LIQUID)

B2 [I or T] to turn from something solid into something soft or liquid, or to cause something to do this: The snow usually melts by mid March. Melt the chocolate slowly so that it doesn't burn. The meat's beautifully cooked - it melts in your mouth (= is so pleasantly soft that you do not need to chew it).

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meltnoun [C]

uk   /melt/ us   /melt/ mainly US
a sandwich containing melted cheese: a tuna melt
(Definition of melt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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meltverb [I/T]

us   /melt/
to change something from solid to liquid by heating, or to dissolve a solid in a liquid: [T] The sun was hot and melted the snow. [I] The ice cream was starting to melt by the time I got it home.
(Definition of melt from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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