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melt

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmeltmelt /melt/ ●●○ verb 🔊 🔊 1 become liquid [intransitive, transitive]LIQUID if something solid melts or if heat melts it, it becomes liquidfreeze, thaw 🔊 It was warmer now, and the snow was beginning to melt. 🔊 Melt the butter in a saucepan.2 disappear [intransitive] (also melt away)CROWD to gradually disappear 🔊 Opposition to the government melted away. 🔊 His anger slowly melted.3 become less angry [intransitive]SYMPATHIZE to become less angry and begin to feel more gentle and sympathetic 🔊 She melted under his gaze. 🔊 My heart just melted when I saw her crying.4 melt in your mouth5 melt into somebody’s arms/embrace butter wouldn’t melt in somebody’s mouth at butter1(2) melt away melt something ↔ down melt into something→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
meltMelt 2 tablespoons of butter in a small frying pan.It was not very cold, and some snow had melted.Grill until the cheese has melted.The chocolate had melted and was all over the inside of her pocket.High rocky cliffs pitted with little sandy coves melt away into long stretches of silvery beach.melted cheeseDo you think the ice around your own heart might have melted for eternity?And in our sandwich, the grated cheese, when melted, got lost in the shuffle of the other ingredients.Prepare a white sauce by melting the butter in a pan, then adding the flour.Melt the butter in a saucepan and stir in the sugar.Rivers of raindrops created the illusion that all the faces were melting, were weeping.I just melt whenever I see him.heart ... meltedAnd-guess what-his flinty heart is melted.Sarah saw her daughter's face crumple and her heart melted.Then his eyes saw one of his country's rivers, his heart melted.Do you think the ice around your own heart might have melted for eternity?
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Verb table
melt
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymelt
he, she, itmelts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymelted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave melted
he, she, ithas melted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad melted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill melt
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have melted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam melting
he, she, itis melting
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you, we, theyare melting
Past
I, he, she, itwas melting
you, we, theywere melting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been melting
he, she, ithas been melting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been melting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be melting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been melting
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