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verb

Variant spelling of gel2.

Origin

mid 18th century: back-formation from jelly.

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There are 2 main definitions of jell in English:

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Syllabification: jell

verb

[no object]
1(Of jelly or a similar substance) set or become firmer: the stew is jelling
More example sentences
  • After jelling up his hair and throwing a pen and a notebook in his book bag, he sighed and walked down stairs into the kitchen ‘she's up’ he said to Mark ‘and your cooking?’
  • Poor Hall Jr, his hair jelled straight upwards as though in shock, described the experience as ‘rather painful.’
Synonyms
1.1(Of a project or idea) take a definite shape; begin to work well: everything seemed to jell for the magazine
More example sentences
  • As is often the case in change and cultures, it is at the frontiers of one civilisation that ideas mix and jell into new and innovative forms.
  • Until he realized, everything jelled in his mind, the trial, later things developed that - he did an excellent job.
  • But it wasn't until her junior year that everything jelled.
Synonyms
take shape, fall into place, come together, take form, work out;
crystallize
1.2(Of people) relate well to one another: it’s gratifying seeing everybody jelling
More example sentences
  • It wasn't until Labbe arrived near th end of 2001 that the team began to jell.
  • Under Shotton, the team which would dominate the NL for much of the next decade began to jell.
  • This team just jelled together, a complete team effort, and the players deserve a lot of credit.

Origin

mid 18th century: back-formation from jelly.

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