Definition of 'thaw'
Example sentences containing 'thaw'
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The cycles of freeze and thaw during mild winters can make hunting conditions difficult. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Until then, it was difficult for eggs to survive the thawing process. The Sun (2016)Hundreds of millions of pounds will be needed to mend crumbling roads once the thaw sets in. Times, Sunday Times (2010)What irked me in early winter thawed with the ice. Christianity Today (2000)The men decide to hide the money until the plane wreck is discovered with the spring thaw. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The ice has clearly thawed a lot on both sides because of that. The Sun (2015)Al refuses to thaw more food until what has been cooked gets finished. Tuning the Rig: A Journey to the Arctic (1990)Poor quality embryos were also more likely to die during the thawing process. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He was embarrassed but the ice soon thawed. The Sun (2015)An overnight rise in temperature had caused a thaw in the ice which led to the deadly collapse. The Sun (2009)They had just received a telephone call to tell them one of their frozen embryos had survived the thawing process. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There was some respite during the political thaw of the 1960s. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The Thames was swollen after a sudden thaw of heavy snow and torrential rains. Times, Sunday Times (2014)After the flash freeze of the first half, a slow thaw has set in. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Not to mention the thawed, spoilt food in the freezer. The Sun (2014)The fingers relaxed; the ice thawed. Times, Sunday Times (2012)CHECK that thawing snow does not make puddles around pots. The Sun (2009)The thaw set in before the new year, although we were plagued with leaden skies and fog patches. Times, Sunday Times (2011)When a rapid thaw set in, many people had narrow escapes when melting snow slid off roofs on to pavements in small avalanches. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Sunday's rapid thaw meant most roads were clear by Monday. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The political thaw of the mid-1960s in Czechoslovakia brought only partial rehabilitation. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Scotland - dry but remaining icy, and snow not thawing. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Set aside to thaw. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Snow and ice thawing. The Sun (2012)We all love to wrap up in a bit of faux fur, but once the weather has thawed, put it away for next winter. The Sun (2011)
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Translations for 'thaw'
British English: thaw VERB
When ice, snow, or something else that is frozen thaws, it melts.
It's so cold the snow doesn't get a chance to thaw.
British English: thaw NOUN
A thaw is a period of warmer weather when snow and ice melt, usually at the end of winter.
We slogged through the mud of an early spring thaw.
Definition of thaw from the Collins English Dictionary
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