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cold US English

Of or at a low or relatively low temperature, especially when compared with the human body

cold US Thesaurus

a cold day

down pat US English

Memorized or mastered perfectly

cold feet US English

Loss of nerve or confidence

cold-call US English

Make an unsolicited call on (someone), by telephone or in person, in an attempt to sell goods or services

cold case US English

An unsolved criminal investigation which remains open pending the discovery of new evidence

cold cash US English

Another term for hard cash.

cold-cock US English

Knock (someone) out, typically with a blow to the head

cold cuts US English

Slices of cold cooked or processed meats

cold deck US English

A deck of cards that has been dishonestly arranged beforehand

cold duck US English

A type of sparkling wine made from red wine and champagne

cold snap US English

A sudden, brief spell of cold weather

cold sore US English

An inflamed blister in or near the mouth, caused by infection with the herpes simplex virus

cold war US English

A state of political hostility between countries characterized by threats, propaganda, and other measures short of open warfare, in particular

cold wave US English

A spell of cold weather over a wide area

cold-weld US English

Join (a piece of metal) to another without the use of heat, by forcing them together so hard that the surface oxide films are disrupted and adhesion occurs

cold-work US English

Shape (metal) while it is cold

head cold US English

A common cold characterized by congested nasal passages, sneezing, and headache

ice-cold US English

(Especially of a liquid) very cold; as cold as ice

icy-cold US English

Very cold

ice-cold US Thesaurus

an ice-cold beer

catch cold US English

Become infected with a cold

cold chisel US English

A chisel used for cutting metal

cold cream US English

A cosmetic preparation used for cleansing and softening the skin

cold-drawn US English

(Of metal) drawn out into a wire or bar while cold

cold frame US English

A four-sided frame of boards with a removable glass or plastic top. The frame is placed on the ground and is used to house, protect, and harden off seedlings and small plants, without artificial heat

cold front US English

The boundary of an advancing mass of cold air, in particular the trailing edge of the warm sector of a low-pressure system

cold fusion US English

Nuclear fusion occurring at or close to room temperature. Claims for its discovery in 1989 are generally held to have been mistaken

cold light US English

Light accompanied by little or no heat; luminescence

cold-molded US English

(Of an object) molded from a resin that hardens without being heated

cold-rolled US English

(Of metal) having been rolled into sheets while cold, resulting in a smooth hard finish

cold-short US English

(Of a metal) brittle in its cold state

cold start US English

An act of starting an engine or other machine at the ambient temperature

cold store US English

A large refrigerated room for preserving food stocks at very low temperatures

cold sweat US English

A state of sweating induced by fear, nervousness, or illness

cold table US English

A selection of dishes of cold food in a restaurant or at a formal meal

cold turkey US English

The abrupt and complete cessation of taking a drug to which one is addicted

common cold US English

Another term for cold2noun2noun2noun.

stone cold US English

Completely cold

cold comfort US English

Poor or inadequate consolation

cold-blooded US English

(Of a kind of animal) having a body temperature varying with that of the environment; poikilothermic

cold cathode US English

A cathode that emits electrons without being heated

cold-hearted US English

Lacking affection or warmth; unfeeling

cold storage US English

The keeping of something in a refrigerator or other cold place for preservation

cold warrior US English

A person who promotes a cold war

cold-blooded US Thesaurus

a cold-blooded killer

cold-hearted US Thesaurus

his cold-hearted wife

in cold blood US English

Without feeling or mercy; ruthlessly

the cold shoulder US English

A show of intentional unfriendliness; rejection

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