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melt

verb 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 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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melt verb (FEEL LOVE)

[I] to start to feel love or sympathy, especially after feeling angry: He only has to look at her, and she melts. He'd been going to refuse, but his heart melted when he saw the children's faces.

melt

noun [C] uk   us   /melt/ mainly US
a sandwich containing melted cheese: a tuna melt
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