Translation of thaw in Spanish:

thaw

Pronunciation: /θɔː/

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [snow/ice] derretirse*, fundirse, deshacerse*; [frozen food] descongelarse the atmosphere soon thawed (out) once we got talking en cuanto nos pusimos a hablar el ambiente empezó a relajarse relations between the two countries are thawing las relaciones entre los dos países se están haciendo más cordiales or se están distendiendo his shyness slowly thawed poco a poco fue perdiendo la timidez
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    • Or they abandoned ship altogether and slogged to shore, hoping to regain their vessels when the ice thawed.
    • There's never a reason to leave food thawing on the counter.
    • But closer study at the nearby University of Alaska revealed an assortment of bacterial cells, many of which came to life as soon as the ice thawed.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

impersonal verb/verbo impersonal

  • [Meteorol] deshelar*
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    • Today was much warmer and consequently it thawed and roads became very muddy, just as if a heavy rain had fallen.
    • But of the state of the pitch, he recalls: ‘During the week, it had snowed, then thawed and then frozen again and there was ice under all that water on the surface.’

noun/nombre

Phrasal verbs

thaw out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento descongelar 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio descongelarse

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.