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Definition of Thaw

Thaw

  1. To melt, dissolve, or become fluid; to soften; -- said of that which is frozen; as, the ice thaws.
  2. To become so warm as to melt ice and snow; -- said in reference to the weather, and used impersonally.
  3. Fig.: To grow gentle or genial.
  4. To cause (frozen things, as earth, snow, ice) to melt, soften, or dissolve.
  5. The melting of ice, snow, or other congealed matter; the resolution of ice, or the like, into the state of a fluid; liquefaction by heat of anything congealed by frost; also, a warmth of weather sufficient to melt that which is congealed.

Thaw Quotations

Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful than Thor with his hammer. The one melts, the other breaks into pieces.
Henry David Thoreau

One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of March thaw, is the Spring.
Aldo Leopold

It takes between three and six hours to make each snowball, depending on snow quality. Wet snow is quick to work with but also quick to thaw, which can lead to a tense journey to the cold store.
Andy Goldsworthy

There were 15 people in the village, including five of us. If my father arrested somebody in the winter, he'd have to wait until the thaw to turn him in.
Leslie Nielsen
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Thaw Translations

thaw in Dutch is ontdooien, dooien, wegsmelten
thaw in German is tauen, tauen, Tauwetter
thaw in Italian is sciogliere, disgelare
thaw in Spanish is fundirse, deshelar, deshielo

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