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Alternative clues for the word thaw

Go soft


Easing of tension

Take out of the freezer

Become less reserved

Warm up

Spring event

Soften up

Get friendlier

End of 14-Across

Become friendlier


Become soft, say

Winter break

Spring occurrence

Sign of spring

Microwave option


Loosen up


Opening for peace talks

Spring break?

Midwinter phenomenon, sometimes

Remove from the freezer


Warming trend

Get out of the cold?



Melting period


Springtime period

Spring phenomenon

Midwinter event, often

Spring warming

Relief for the snowbound

With 68-Across, release philosopher John Stuart from cryonic suspension?

Instruction on a frozen turkey

Winter respite



The process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid

Warm weather following a freeze

Snow and ice melt


Spring thing?

Spring happening




Melt the ice

Spring in Alaska

Become less hostile

January "warming"

Become more friendly

Spring in Anchorage

Winter reversal

Become warmer

Spell of warm weather

Lisper's adage?

Winter warm spell

January warm spell

Become less tense

Word definitions for thaw in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
I. verb COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS ■ ADVERB out ▪ That night it freezes hard and next morning after a brief breakfast we thaw out the boat and set off again. ▪ And his new overcoat was thawed out and limp now. ▪ He was brought in touch with reality, he was...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
thaw \thaw\, n. The melting of ice, snow, or other congealed matter; the resolution of ice, or the like, into the state of a fluid; liquefaction by heat of anything congealed by frost; also, a warmth of weather sufficient to melt that which is congealed....

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 The melting of ice, snow, or other congealed matter; the resolution of ice, or the like, into the state of a fluid; liquefaction by heat of anything congealed by frost 2 a warmth of weather sufficient to melt that which is congealed. —http://en.wikipedi...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"the melting of ice or snow," also "spell of weather causing this," c.1400, from thaw (v.). Figurative sense is from 1590s; specifically "relaxation of political harshness or hostility" from 1950, an image from the "Cold War."

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid; "the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster"; "the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours" [syn: melt , thawing , melting ] warm weather following a freeze;...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
January thaw is a term applied to a thaw or rise in temperature in mid-winter found in mid- latitude North America . Sinusoidal estimates of expected temperatures, for northern locales, usually place the lowest temperatures around January 23 and the highest...

Usage examples of thaw.

Under the terms of the Mutual Use Treaty, which had been hammered out during that momentary thaw in relations between England and the Celtic Federation, every settler on Mars had received an Allotment of acreage for private terraforming.

For the meat eaters, a number of giant baloneys were set to roasting whole on spits, to be turned and attentively basted with a grape-jelly glaze by once-quarrelsome kitchen staff while others made croutons from old bread, bustling about while the spinach thawed, singing along with the radio, which someone had mercifully re-tuned to a rock and roll station.

It was thawing a little, as if Bradley had completed the job of sizing Bannerman up and had decided that he would prefer to talk with him rather than seem to have any contact with Maritta.

Snow placed in the hot chamber melts, and when the resulting water boils a musher can use it to drink, feed his dogs, fill his trail thermos, and thaw prepared, vacuum-sealed frozen meals.

And yet, how many of us have at this very moment a peau de chagrin of our own, diminishing with every costly wish indulged, and incapable, like the magical one of the story, of being arrested in its progress Need I say that I refer to those coupon bonds, issued in the days of eight and ten per cent interest, and gradually narrowing as they drop their semiannual slips of paper, which represent wishes to be realized, as the roses let fall their leaves in July, as the icicles melt away in the thaw of January?

Maybe, somehow, after my wife and I had fallen asleep, I would awake and taking just my coat and whatever tools were needed, would cross over the Pennines, down into those Yorkshire towns, do my deeds and be back in bed asleep beside my wife before dawn thawed the frost from the cracked window pane.

And Norris is afraid that we may release a plaguesome germ disease unknown to Earthif we thaw those microscopic things that have been frozen there for twenty million years.

But something must have been wrong with the radionic oven that had thawed and heated it, for at the first bite I crunched a kernel of ice in the meat.

The redoubt had been built on a groundsill of rubble and timber to keep it raised above the frozen tundra and protected from sinkage during spring thaw.

When the thaw came, the burn wrought a passage for itself below the snaw, but the arch stood till summer.

He tore out the timing mechanisms from the thawer and went to lock them in a safe place.

I agree that there is going to be no thawing of this thing if there is the remotest chance of its revival.

From my observations while it was thawing out, and the bits of tissue I cut and hardened then, I think it was native to a hotter planet than Earth.

We were again upon the melancholy road by which we had come, tearing up the miry sleet and thawing snow as if they were torn up by a waterwheel.

The floes were small and broken - the thawing fringe broken from the pack ice farther south and flung north-eastward by the storm.