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cold British & World English

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

cold English Thesaurus

a cold day

cold feet British & World English

Loss of nerve or confidence

cold-call British & World English

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

cold case British & World English

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

cold cash British & World English

North American term for hard cash.

cold-cock British & World English

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

cold cuts British & World English

Slices of cold cooked meats

cold deck British & World English

A deck of cards which has been dishonestly arranged beforehand

cold duck British & World English

A type of sparkling wine made from red wine and champagne

cold snap British & World English

A sudden, brief spell of cold weather

cold sore British & World English

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

cold war British & World English

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

cold wave British & World English

A spell of cold weather over a wide area

cold-weld British & World 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 British & World English

Shape (metal) while it is cold

head cold British & World English

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

ice-cold British & World English

Very cold; as cold as ice

ice-cold English Thesaurus

the ice-cold waters of the fjord

cold steel British & World English

Weapons such as swords or knives collectively

cold chisel British & World English

A chisel used for cutting metal

cold cream British & World English

A cosmetic preparation used for cleansing and softening the skin

cold-drawn British & World English

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

cold frame British & World English

A frame with a glass top in which small plants are grown and protected without artificial heat

cold front British & World 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 British & World English

Nuclear fusion supposedly occurring at or close to room temperature

cold light British & World English

Light accompanied by little or no heat; luminescence

cold-rolled British & World English

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

cold-short British & World English

(Of a metal) brittle in its cold state

cold start British & World English

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

cold store British & World English

A large refrigerated room for preserving food at very low temperatures

cold sweat British & World English

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

cold table British & World English

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

cold turkey British & World English

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

common cold British & World English

Another term for cold2noun2noun2noun.

stone cold British & World English

Completely cold

cold comfort British & World English

Poor or inadequate consolation

cold-blooded British & World English

Denoting animals whose body temperature varies with that of the environment (e.g. fish); poikilothermic

cold cathode British & World English

A cathode that emits electrons without being heated

cold-hearted British & World English

Lacking affection or warmth; unfeeling

cold-moulded British & World English

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

cold storage British & World English

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

cold warrior British & World English

A person who promotes a cold war

cold-blooded English Thesaurus

a cold-blooded murderer


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