Share this entry

British English: /θɔː/
American English: /θɔ/

Translation of thaw in French:


  • 1 (Meteorology) the thaw had set in
    le dégel avait commencé
  • 2 [figurative] (detente) (political) a thaw in her attitude towards me (social)
    une amélioration (f) dans son attitude envers moi

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • 1 [literal]
    (ground, frozen food)
    se décongeler
  • 2 [figurative]
    (person, relations)
    se détendre

impersonal verb

Phrasal verbs

thaw out

1 thaw out
(frozen food, ground)
(person, fingers)
se réchauffer
2 thaw [something] out, thaw out [something]
(person) (frozen food)
(sun) (ground)

Definition of thaw in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources


    Next Score:
    Word of the day doofus
    Pronunciation: ˈdo͞ofəs
    a stupid person