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Meaning of “melt” in the English Dictionary

"melt" in British English

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meltverb

uk   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 ​chocolateslowly so that it doesn't ​burn. The meat's ​beautifullycooked - it melts in ​yourmouth (= is so ​pleasantlysoft that you do not need to ​chew it).

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meltnoun [C]

uk   us   /melt/ mainly US
a ​sandwichcontaining 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 ​icecream 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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