Meaning of “thaw” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb uk us /θɔː/
FROZEN SUBSTANCE [ I, T ] (also thaw out)

If something that is frozen thaws, it becomes warmer and softer or changes to liquid, and if you thaw something that is frozen, you make it do this:

Allow the meat to thaw before cooking it.
The sun came out and thawed the ice.

If a relationship between people thaws, it becomes more friendly after being bad.

thaw noun [ C ]

a spring thaw
a thaw in relations

(Definition of “thaw” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)