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melt / derretir
melt   [melt]
A. -transitive verb
1. (literally)
[+snow, chocolate, butter]   derretir,   fundir
[+metal]   fundir
[+chemical]   disolver
2. (figurative)
(=soften)   ablandar
B. -intransitive verb
1. (literally)
[snow, chocolate, butter]   derretirse,   fundirse
[metal]   fundirse
[chemical]   disolverse
·it melts in the mouth
·se deshace en la boca
2. (figurative)
2.1. [person]
(=soften)   ablandarse
·to melt into tears
·deshacerse en lágrimas
a. her heart melted with pity   se le ablandó el corazónoun de lástima
2.2. (=disappear)
·the gunman melted into the crowd
·el pistolero desapareció entre la multitud
·night melted into day
·la noche dio paso al día
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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