English version

melt something ↔ down

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmelt something ↔ down phrasal verbLIQUIDto heat a metal object until it becomes a liquid, especially so that you can use the metal again A lot of the gold was melted down and used for making jewellery. melt→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
melt downAs if anyone could melt them down.Tony asks him whether he dug a hole, but he says no need, the stuff just melts its way down.Back home, he melted them down and added ground - up coloured chalk - if available - to make crayons.
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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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