melt [ melt ] verb **
▸ 1 become liquid
▸ 2 disappear
▸ 3 become kinder
▸ 4 gradually combine
▸ 5 relax against
1. ) transitive to change a solid substance into a liquid:
Melt the butter in a small saucepan.
a ) intransitive to be changed from a solid substance into a liquid:
Climate change is causing the polar ice cap to melt.
2. ) melt or melt away intransitive to disappear, usually gradually:
My fears melted when I saw his kind expression.
melt into: He seemed to melt into the darkness.
3. ) transitive to make someone kinder and more sympathetic:
melt someone's heart: She gave him a smile that melted his heart.
a ) intransitive to become kinder and more sympathetic:
All she has to do is smile at him and he just melts.
4. ) intransitive melt into to gradually change or combine, so that you cannot see any difference between things:
The reds and golds melted into each other as the sun sank.
5. ) intransitive if you melt into or against someone, you relax as they hold you close in a romantic way
melt in your mouth
if food melts in your mouth, it becomes soft in your mouth and tastes very good
,melt a`way phrasal verb intransitive
same as MELT 2:
I suddenly felt sorry for him and my anger melted away.
melt away into: The lioness and her cubs melted away into the jungle.
,melt `down phrasal verb transitive
to heat a metal until it becomes liquid, especially in order to make something new from it

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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