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thaw / deshielo
thaw   [θɔ:]
A. -noun
1. (generally)   deshielo (m)
a. [of snow]   derretimiento (m)
·a thaw had set in
·había empezado el deshielo
2. (figurative)
(=easing up)   descongelaciónoun (f)
·the thaw in East-West relations
·la distensiónoun en las relaciones Este-Oeste
B. -transitive verb
also thaw out
[+frozen food]   descongelar
C. -intransitive verb
1. (meteorology)
[snow]   derretirse
[ice]   deshelarse
·it is thawing
·está deshelando
2. also thaw out
[frozen food, cold toes]   descongelarse   (figurative)
[relations]   distenderse
·I sat by the fire to thaw out
·me senté junto al fuego para entrar en calor
·after a couple of glasses of wine he soon began to thaw
·tras tomar un par de vasos de vino empezó a relajarse or perder su reserva inicial
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