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

Translation of thaw in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • (snow/ice)
    (frozen food)
    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
    Example sentences
    • 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

impersonal verb

  • (Meteorology)
    Example sentences
    • 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.’


  • (Meteorology, Politics) a thaw has set in
    ha empezado el deshielo
    the diplomatic thaw
    el deshielo de las relaciones diplomáticas
    Example sentences
    • Weather forecasters said a thaw would get under way today.
    • Mid-March did not see the thaw in the weather that people had hoped for.
    • But such is the capricious side to April's weather that the sun shone the following day and a rapid thaw set in turning the snow-laden streets into water courses.
    Example sentences
    • And now, in the light of the recent thaw in relations between Libya and the West, Scotland Yard detectives have agreed to carry her plea to the ears of the dictator.
    • In 2000, the Indian government banned all home and away cricket against Pakistan but the policy was changed in 2003 after a thaw in relations.
    • But the sudden thaw in relations between the two sides could not guarantee that the eight-day strike planned to start on Friday would be called off.

Phrasal verbs

thaw out

1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 2verb + adverb
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