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"thaw" in British English

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thawverb

uk   /θɔː/  us   /θɑː/
  • thaw verb (BECOME NOT FROZEN)

[I or T] to (cause to) change from a solid, frozen state to a liquid or soft one, because of an increase in temperature: Allow the meat to thaw completely before cooking it. The sun came out and thawed the ice. It's beginning to thaw (= the weather is warm enough for snow and ice to melt).
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thawnoun [S]

uk   /θɔː/  us   /θɑː/
(Definition of thaw from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"thaw" in American English

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thawverb [I]

 us   /θɔ/
to cause something frozen and hard to become warmer and often softer or liquid: Remove the meat from the freezer and let it thaw. It may take a couple of hours to thaw out.

thawnoun [C usually sing]

 us   /θɔ/
a period of warmer weather when snow and ice begin to melt: With the spring thaw, the rivers and lakes swelled.
A thaw is also a change to a friendlier attitude esp. between people or countries that were enemies: It was hoped that the agreement to exchange athletes would lead to a thaw in relations between the two countries.
(Definition of thaw from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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